Teaching and Lectures

I am a lifelong teacher with experience working with all age levels and across many disciplines.

Qualifications, training, and awards:

2015-2022 Since the birth of my children I have dedicated my time and research to learning about alternative early childhood pedagogies for peace and implementing them in our family and home education project. You can hear more about this on this podcast and read more about it on our Instagram @simplicidadymagia. Bilingual English-Spanish. Bucaramanga, Colombia.

February 2012. At the American Association of Philosophy Teachers panel at the Central American Philosophical Association, I shared a paper on how I use integrative course design to develop my courses.

May 2011. I participated in “The Science of Pedagogy” roundtable at the Doctrina Vitae Annual Colloquium on the Teaching Life at The Faculty Center at SUNY Stony Brook.

May 2011. I received the Vivien Hartog Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching from the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at SUNY Stony Brook.

June 2010. I participated in the joint American Philosophical Association/American Association of Philosophy Teachers Graduate Teaching and Learning Seminar.

In 2008 I co-authored three articles on global economics and teacher training programs.

2002-2005. I taught full time high school French, English, and Creativity/Literature.

1998-2003. In my undergraduate studies at Wheaton College I majored in French and Secondary Education. I student taught English and French at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels, and and in 2003 I received my Illinois state license to teach French at the secondary level.

University Courses Taught

June 2014. MA course in Feminist Phenomenology. Universidad Industrial de Santander. Bucaramanga, Colombia. In Spanish.

October 2014. MA course in Latin American Phenomenology. Universidad Industrial de Santander. Bucaramanga, Colombia. In Spanish.

Fall 2014. Introduction to Philosophy in English (for non-native speakers). Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia. In English.

Spring 2011. WST 103 – Women, Culture, and Difference, SUNY Stony Brook. In English.

Fall 2010. PHI 100 – Concepts of the Person, SUNY Stony Brook, Fall In English.

Conference Talks

“Language Pedagogy for Global Citizenship.” Presented at ELT in Action National Conference at the Language Institute, University Industrial de Santander. Bucaramanga, Colombia. April 16-17. 2015.

 “Replanteando el mecanicismo en la medicina: hacia un nuevo marco téorico para conceptualizer y promover la salud.” Presented at the Semana de Investigación y Extensión (Research Week) at the Philosophy Department, Universidad Industrial de Santander. Bucaramanga, Colombia, November 10, 2014.

“Faith and Reason: Contemporary Configurations and Complexities. A Case Study of Protestant Evangelicalism.” Presented at the 11th Semana Internacional del Pensamiento Filosófico (International Week of Philosophical Thought) at the Universidad Industrial de Santander. Bucaramanga, Colombia, May 28, 2014.

“Género e interdisciplinariedad: el rol constitutivo del género en la generación del conocimiento.” “Gender and interdisciplinarity: the constitutive role of gender in knowledge production across the disciplines.” Presented at the International Colloquium on Gender and Law at the Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga, on March 7, 2014 and at the First Colombian Interdisciplinary Humanities Congress at the Universidad Industrial de Santander. Bucaramanga, Colombia, on October 4, 2013.

 “Chronic disease and the conceptual bases of Western medicine: how a dynamic concept of bodily matter will enable us to more effectively define and promote health.” Provost’s Graduate Student Lecture Series. SUNY Stony Brook. February 19, 2013.

“Aristas de la justicia: un diálogo interdisciplinario entre la Filosofía y los ESOCITE (Faces of Justice: Towards an Interdisciplinary Dialogue Between Philosophy and STS.” Sociedad Latinoamericana de los Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (ECOSITE) and the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S). Buenos Aires, Argentina. August 20-23, 2014.

“Rethinking Mechanism in Medicine: Toward a New Conceptual Framework for Defining Health.” 8th Congreso Internacional de Humanidades: comunidad viviente y desarrollo alternativo, Universidad Santo Tomás. Bucaramanga, Colombia. May 7-9, 2014.

“Can we do politics without epistemology? A feminist materialist engagement with Linda Zerilli’s politics of persuasion.” Associacion for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (FEAST) Conference on Envisioning Plurality: Feminist Perspectives on pluralism. Phoenix, AZ. October 19, 2013.

“Dewey and Aristotle on the Final Ends of Education.” International Society for Universal Dialogue 9th World Congress.  Olympia, Greece. June 22-27, 2012.

“Integrative Course Design and the Value of the Graduate Seminar in Teaching”. Panel on the APA/AAPT Graduate Seminar on Teaching and Learning at the Central Meeting of the American Philosophical Association. Chicago, Illinois. February 16, 2012.

“The Science of Pedagogy.” Roundtable at The Doctrina Vitae Annual Colloquium on the Teaching Life. The Faculty Center at SUNY Stony Brook. May 14, 2011.

“The Aristotelian Foundations of Dewey’s Experience and Education.” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy International Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. New York, NY. October 17, 2010.

“Sexual Difference Or Sexual Identity: Becoming-woman, the simulacrum and the fecundity of the eternal return.” Cycles: SUNY Stony Brook 3rd Annual Women’s & Gender Studies Graduate Student Conference. New York, NY. March 13, 2010.

“Language, Place, and Hospitality: the self and other of philosophy.” University of Essex 12th International Graduate Conference in Philosophy. Colchester, UK. May 9, 2009.

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