• Teaching

    Aeriel has taught undergraduate and graduate level university courses. Her teaching philosophy is informed by scholar-activists such as Grace Lee Boggs, Paulo Freire, and bell hooks and is rooted in the premise that education is a method of and for liberation. Aeriel designs courses that center the voices of those who have been systemically silenced as a result of structural oppression. In the classroom, Aeriel questions epistemic claims of neutrality and objectivity, actively problematizing by whom and for what purposes knowledge has been historically, socially, and politically constructed and advanced. Through her pedagogy, Aeriel evokes counterstories and cultivates critical thinking as ways to validate resistance as normal, teaching as political, and knowledge as powerful.

    2017 Instructor, Miami University

    AAA 201: Introduction to Asian/Asian American Studies

    Undergraduate course, 16 students enrolled

    Summary of Course Evaluation Comments from Students (PDF)

     

    2016 Teaching Apprentice, Miami University

    AAA 201: Introduction to Asian/Asian American Studies

    Undergraduate course, 31 students enrolled

    Teaching evaluation from apprentice mentor, Dr. Maki Smith, available upon request

     

    2016 Co-Instructor, Miami University

    EDL 656: Foundations of Student Affairs

    Graduate master’s course, 21 students enrolled

    Teaching evaluation from co-instructor, Dr. David Perez II, available upon request

     

    2015 Instructor, Miami University

    EDL 151: The American University

    Undergraduate course, 26 students enrolled

    Summary of Course Evaluation Comments from Students (PDF)

     

    2008 Co-Instructor, University of Maryland

    EDHI 338: Intra-Asian Intergroup Dialogue

    Undergraduate course, 4 students enrolled