Teaching

I have taught a variety of university-level interdisciplinary courses (undergraduate and graduate) across five universities. You can access some of my syllabi at my Academia.edu site, or by emailing me at keralovell@gmail.com. You can also see some of my student work at GlobalFoodStudies.com and VisualizingSpace.com.

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In 2015 I taught two self-designed courses on American body politics and transnational American youth histories in Purdue University’s American Studies program. In 2016 I taught two graduate-level courses – one an advanced writing course advising MA thesis projects in Ball State University’s Master of Urban Design program, and another an advanced seminar on American Studies in the School of Architecture at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa.  In the 2017-2018 academic year, I am teaching American Studies again at UH Manoa as well as three sections of an undergraduate American Studies course on colonialism and resistance in Hawai’i at the University of Hawai’i, Honolulu community College. Additionally, I teach a course called “Global Society” online in the Department of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies at Southern New Hampshire University.

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Across the board, my discussion-driven courses emphasize critical analysis and evidence-based argumentation, and reinforce the importance of strengthening arguments using multiple forms of communication. In the words of Mrs. Traci Jones, my ninth-grade English teacher, “Repetition equals importance.” I believe that practice – through writing, speaking, reading, discussing, arguing, teaching, and learning – is the key to sustainable success. In particular, my courses thrive on group exercises that center discussions of disempowerment and resistance in cross-cultural, transnational US histories. You can read more about my Teaching Philosophy here: Teaching Philosophy Statement_Kera Lovell

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American Studies scholar at the University of Hawai'i and blogger of my research on urban studies, food, visuality, and social justice and the connections between them.

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