“The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy” — bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress
Since 2017, I have served as a teaching assistant (TA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most of these opportunities have been within the Department of Religious Studies. The courses I was a TA for have ranged in topics from Western conceptions of the afterlife to conceptions of the supernatural in popular culture. Currently, I am a TA for Introduction to the New Testament. The course is designed to give students an introduction to historical-critical methods for understanding the Christian scriptures.
In Fall 2019, I hope to teach my own course called “Black Atlantic Religions,” (draft syllabus) which would be designed to introduce students to the history and context of religious traditions that formed in the circum-Caribbean during and as a result of the Middle Passage.