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I've been teaching since Fall 2009 and am currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute, a magical art school in Brooklyn with cats on its campus. I recently received Pratt's 2020-21 all-campus Distinguished Teacher Award in recognition of my work and the dedicated students whom I teach.

I'm also a Part-Time Lecturer at Parsons The New School for Design, where I co-teach hybrid studio/seminar courses (most frequently with the brilliant Yashua Klos). My research interests include 20th/21st century poetics, the lyric essay, experimental criticism, music writing, psychoanalysis, digital language art, interventionist art, critical animal studies, food politics, the philosophy of love, and Zen Buddhism. My teaching and artistic practices are interrelated, but I am resolutely student-centered and approach all of my classes with the understanding that the classroom can project a better world.

Note: Syllabi furnished upon request (email somanytumbleweeds AT gmail DOT com).

Courses Taught

Pratt Institute (Fall 2014 — present)
Animal Architectures (Advanced Literary & Critical Studies for Architecture Students) | course statement
Zo÷polis (Introduction to Literary & Critical Studies for Architecture Students II) | course description | reading list
Future Ontological Formations: Generative Scenarios and Computational Strategies of the City (Research Writing for Fifth-Year Architecture Students)
Advanced Transdisciplinary Writing for Architecture Students (Fourth-Year Course)
Free Time (Research Writing for Fifth-Year Architecture Students)
Advanced Transdisciplinary Writing for Architecture Students (Fourth-Year Course)
Introduction to Transdisciplinary Writing for Architecture Students I & II (First-Year Courses)
Writer's Studio I & II (BFA)
[this space intentionally left blank]: Transdisciplinary Poetics
The Poetics of Rage
The Poetics of Love
Poetry & Psychoanalysis
The Oceanic Feeling
Silence
Mentored Studies I & II (MFA)
The Writing Studio (MFA)
Technology, Media, Democracy (MFA/BFA, with Anna Moschovakis)
Senior Thesis I & II (BFA)

Rutgers University (Fall 2016 : Digital Studies Center Fellowship)
U R Already Here: Digital Language Art, Computational Poetry, Audiovisual Alphabets, The Internet & Other Electricities

Parsons The New School for Design (Spring 2014 — present)
Integrative Seminar I: Fake
Integrative Seminar II: Systems and Strategies
Critical Reading & Writing II
ESL Bridge: Critical Reading & Writing I

The Cooper Union (Spring 2014)
The Modern Context: Tourism (midstream replacement)

School of Visual Arts (2013 — 2014)
Writing and Literature I & II

Fordham University (Spring 2012 — 2014)
Texts & Contexts: Poetry at the Millennium
Texts & Contexts: Children in Literature
Composition II: I'm New Here
Composition II: Love/Reality/Trash
Composition II: Space

Eugene Lang College, The New School (2010-2011)
Topographic Texts: New York, New York, New York...
A Documentary Self
Writing as Reader
* all courses taught for The Institute for Urban Education's EnGAGE Program

Brown University (2009 — 2010)
Poetry I (two sections)