Teaching


My teaching philosophy is driven by three overarching goals: to teach sociology from an intersectional lens, to demystify the process of sociological knowledge production, and to elevate voices that are underrepresented and marginalized.


Teaching-Focused Research & Writing

 

How instructors can incorporate Ear Hustle – a podcast produced and recorded by people in prison – to teach about mass incarceration.

In a review published in the journal Teaching Sociology, I wrote about how instructors can incorporate Ear Hustle, a podcast produced and recorded by people in prison, as class material in a range of sociology courses to help students learn about the far-reaching impacts of mass incarceration by hearing directly from those impacted.

Hansini Munasinghe. 2020. Podcast Review: Ear Hustle. Teaching Sociology. 48(3):262-264. doi:10.1177/0092055X20931537 Article →

 

Project in Progress: Utilizing Student-Centered Goal Setting

I am currently conducting a research project on the use of student-centered goal setting. This project is part of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) at the University of Iowa.

 


Courses

 


Experience and Training in Teaching & Pedagogy

 

Training in Teaching & Pedagogy

 

Teaching Experience & Courses Taught

      Primary Instructor

Course(s) Semesters
Social Inequality Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Summer 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Summer 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016

 

      Section Instructor

Course(s) Semesters
Introduction to Sociology Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Social Inequality Spring 2015, Fall 2020

 

      Grader

Course(s) Semesters
Social Inequality Spring 2015
American Family Fall 2014
Race and Ethnicity Fall 2014
Social Inequality Spring 2014
Social Networks Fall 2013
Research Methods Spring 2013

 

      List of Courses Taught:

Role             Course             Semesters
Primary Instructor Social Inequality Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Summer 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Summer 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Section Instructor Introduction to Sociology Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Social Inequality Spring 2015
Grader American Family Fall 2014
Race and Ethnicity Fall 2014
Social Inequality Spring 2014
Social Networks Fall 2013
Research Methods Spring 2013