In my teaching, I support students, encourage them to ask critical questions, and to develop their own innovative tools for self-reflecting and moving within the world in which they live. I’ve taught young students (10-17 years, in Accra, Ghana) and undergraduate, masters and first-year PhD students (in Accra, Ghana and in Sheffield, UK).
Lecturer in Human Geography
Department of the Natural & Built Environment,
Sheffield Hallam University (2021-22)
My teaching spanned advising (supervising) undergraduate students on their dissertations, developing and adapting lecture content, designing and running seminars, and co-designing and co-running hands-on visits in UK cities (including co-devising a mapping project to explore economic change in Manchester, UK; site visits and a self-directed walking tour exploring racial histories and presents in Sheffield, UK; and leading multi-day trip exploring economic, social, and geographic change in London neighborhoods). I contributed teaching in key human geography modules (courses):
- Approaches to Human Geography
- Geographies of the Everyday
- Explorations in Urban Geography
- Key Concepts in Social Science (an interdisciplinary course linking sociology and geography)
Graduate Student Tutor
Sheffield School of Architecture, University of Sheffield
- Trajectories in Urban Design (ARC6975) (2021): Drawing on critical questions of the anthropocene, coloniality, racism, and patriarchy in shaping spatial injustice, this masters-level module (course) positioned urban design within the complex interrelated processes and systems that shape the city. Students took a specific geographic site and design issue, and developed design responses alongside reflections on their own design practice.
- Masters in Urban Design Thesis Studio: Reclaiming the City (ARC6982) (2020): Blending design and research approaches, students developed urban design approaches to real-world design issues, developing their urban design practice with theory learnings to formulate a theory-informed design intervention.
Accra Architecture Writing Workshop – Writing Tutor (2018, 2019): For two consecutive summers, I was part of an international team of academics and PhD students who organized and ran an intensive week-long writing architecture research and writing workshop for Ghanaian and Nigerian undergraduate, masters, and PhD students in Accra, Ghana. Focused on building students’ research, writing, and engagement with contemporary and heritage architecture in Accra, I worked with a small group of students who conducted intensive on-site and desk research in order to produce critical short essays.