Kera Lovell

Teaching

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I have taught 5 university-level interdisciplinary courses (undergraduate and graduate) across four universities. You can access some of my syllabi at my Academia.edu site, or by emailing me at klovell@purdue.edu.

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 at University of Hawai’i, Manoa.  In the spring of 2017, I am teaching an undergraduate American Studies course on colonialism and resistance in Hawai’i at the University of Hawai’i, Honolulu community College.

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.

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