I am committed to involving students in participatory, politically engaged research and believe deeply in the transformative potential of experiential learning. My trajectory as an educator began in popular and adult education settings, and I strive to bring these sensibilities into the university classroom, using interactive techniques that value and build upon students’ life experience, fostering horizontal relationships of shared responsibility, and creating opportunities for students to problem-solve real world issues.

scholarly products

Yelvington, Kevin A., Alisha R. Winn, E. Christian Wells, Angela Stuesse, Nancy Romero-Daza, Lauren C. Johnson, Antoinette T. Jackson, Emelda Curry, Heide Castañeda.  2015.  “Diversity Dilemmas and Opportunities: Training the Next Generation of Anthropologists.”  American Anthropologist. 117(2):387-392.

Stuesse, Angela, Beth Jones-Mason, Elizabeth Dunn, C. David Frankel, Sara Friedman, Kimberly Fields, Scott Murphy, and Teri Walseth. 2015. “Creativity in the Classroom: Transdisciplinary Innovations of a Faculty Learning Community.” 26th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning Conference, Jacksonville.

Teaching Guide for SCRATCHING Out a Living

We have created a Teaching Guide to provide instructors and community groups using Scratching Out a Living with resources to aid them in their teaching and reading of the book. In addition to questions to stimulate synthesis, analysis, and reflection, the guide contains a list of complementary resources—films, art, and interactive websites—and ideas for action. Free download here!