Visiting Lecturer, Asian Studies

Furman Hall 212C

  • Current disciplinary research interests

      I am interested in presenting a human behavior/social science perspective to students to demonstrate how sustainability has long-term impacts for everybody.  Particularly I examine Poverty and Gender in developing countries, environmental degradation and climate change, food security and public health and how they are all interconnected. In my teaching I emphasize the UN Declaration of Human Rights, Women's Rights and Children's Rights and move the discussion to public policy.

    • Interest in connecting sustainability to research

        Research and Collaboration:  As an adjunct, I believe I am more successful in writing research grants by collaborating with others.

    • Sustainability courses taught
        • Children of Asia;
        • AST 255: Poverty, Gender and Development in India (India Study Away Course) Course focuses on the definition of poverty, what it means in India, impact on women’s lives and policy issues.
        • AST 260: Urbanization, Health and Environment in India:  (India Study Away Course) Course focuses on the impact of rapid urbanization and its impact on health and environment in a country of 1 billion people, a third of whom live below the poverty line.
        • AST 250: Human Development in Contemporary Asia:  Course focuses on the uneven growth and development across Asia while examining the challenges of poverty, gender inequality, human rights, energy security and environmental degradation in the most populous region of the world.

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