Instructor of Record, University of Michigan

  • Global Health Crises and Media - A Humanist Perspective. Summer 2019

    • This upper-level seminar focused on the media's role in communicating various global health crises, including emerging infectious disease, vaccine hesitancy, and noncommunicable diseases. Approaching from the media studies x Science, Technology, and Society (STS) perspective, the course examined how media not only circulate but also co-produce biomedical knowledge (see Briggs and Hallin's concept of biomediatization). Weekly topics include: media representations of global epidemics, sociology of health news production, and health mis-/dis-information on social media.

Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), University of Michigan

  • The Mass Media (introductory course on communication and media). Fall 2017 & Fall 2018.

  • Digital Media Foundations (upper-level writing course focused on digital media and the Internet). Fall 2019.

  • Communicating Science, Health, and Environment (upper-level course focused on science/health communication). Winter 2021.

  • Media Use and Sleep (upper-level course focused on media effects on sleep and well-being). Winter 2019.

  • Understanding Media Industries (introductory course focused on media industry studies). Winter 2018.

Research Mentor, University of Michigan

  • In summer 2020, I participated in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) as a research mentor. I guided one undergraduate student and together conducted a media studies research that examines discourse on face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.