Teaching

For me, teaching is about supporting students, encouraging them to ask critical questions, and encouraging them in developing their own innovative tools for reflecting and acting in the world in which they live. I’ve worked in teaching spaces with young students (10-17 years, in Accra, Ghana) and with undergraduate, masters and first-year PhD students (in Accra, Ghana and in Sheffield, UK).

Lecturer in Human Geography, Sheffield Hallam University
In September 2021, I began a part-time lecturer position, contributing teaching in different areas of human geography: Approaches to Human Geography, Geographies of the Everyday, and Explorations in Urban Geography. My work has included developing and adapting lecture content, designing and running seminars, and co-designing and co-running field visits in urban spaces (including co-devising a mapping project to explore economic change in Sheffield). I also support four undergraduate students in the development of their dissertation projects.

Trajectories in Urban Design (ARC6975) – Graduate Student Tutor, Sheffield School of Architecture, University of Sheffield [Spring 2021]

Masters in Urban Design Thesis Studio (ARC6982) – Graduate Student Tutor, Sheffield School of Architecture, University of Sheffield [Spring-Summer 2020]
I planned and led lecturers and research methods workshops with master-level students in urban design. In addition, I supervised (advised) two students a they researched and wrote their masters’ thesis.

Critical Spatial Theory (ARC6971) – Graduate Teaching Assistant, Sheffield School of Architecture, University of Sheffield [Spring 2020]

Accra Architecture Writing Workshop – Writing Tutor [Summer 2018, Summer 2019]
For two consecutive years, I was part of a team of academics and PhD students that organized and ran an intensive week-long writing architecture research and writing workshop for undergraduate, masters, and PhD students. Funded by African Studies Association-UK and British Academy, and organized in collaboration with academics at University of Manchester, University of Ghana, University of Nigeria.

Urban (Hi)Stories (ARC303) – Graduate Teaching Assistant, Sheffield School of Architecture, University of Sheffield [Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019]
As a GTA in this course, I prepared and delivered one guest lecture each fall semester to undergraduate and masters students on architecturally relevant theory with practical exposure to design challenges in the city of Accra. Introduced colonial and postcolonial theory as critical lenses for interpreting and critiquing architectural design and practice.

Principles of Research Design (SMI607) – Graduate Teaching Assistant, Sheffield Methods Institute, University of Sheffield [Fall 2018]
Teaching Principles of Research Design, a first-semester course for masters and first-year PhD students in the social sciences disciplines. Supported lecturers, student discussions, and provided feedback on students’ weekly reflections.

Cairo Urban Design Studio (ARC6981) – Graduate Teaching Assistant, Sheffield School of Architecture, University of Sheffield [Spring 2018]

Akwaaba Photo Youth Photography Workshop – Workshop and Exhibition Co-Organizer [October-January 2017]
Rita Garglo (No Limits Charity Organization), Teresa Meka (independent professional photographer), and I organized a series of photography workshop sessions with youth (10-17 years) in their neighborhood of Ga Mashie (in Accra, Ghana). Over a six-week period, we met Saturday mornings for training sessions, photo walks, and presentation and discussion of the children’s photographs. Worked with museum specialist Chanelle Nicole Frazier to organize the Akwaaba Photography Youth Photography Exhibition in January 2017: akwaaba.photography