I’m excited to get to know all of you through our class and writing this term.
We’ll be using this blog — and google docs — to communicate when we’re not in class; to share ideas, links, gifs, thoughts, insights, inspiration. The blog will largely become whatever we make it: I’m eager to learn how you all are going to choose to build it out.
A bit about me: I’ve spent a bunch of years teaching high school students, and taught several writing classes at CUNY Queens College last year. I’m a massive nerd (comic books, sci-fi/fantasy, you name it) and I write YA fantasy fiction. I’m very passionate about the ways that race and dis/ability interact in the classroom, and that’s what my research mostly focuses on (the other thing you should know about me: I’m getting my PhD in English at the CUNY Graduate Center).
Fun facts? I love basketball, fall weather, and swimming in the ocean, but not in pools. Also, I wrote a 90-page thesis on The Hunger Games, so any Katniss Everdeen references you want to shoot my way will thrill me.