I've been teaching since Fall 2009 and am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute, a magical art school in Brooklyn with cats on its campus, and a Part-Time Lecturer at Parsons The New School for Design, where I co-teach hybrid studio/seminar courses with brilliant artists. These days, I am especially interested in architecture, critical animal studies, 20th/21st century poetics, digital language art, guerilla communication, and cultural constructions of love. 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 (BFA Creative Writing Program First-Year Studio)
Writer's Studio II (BFA Creative Writing Program First-Year Studio)
Special Topics in Creative Writing (BFA Creative Writing Program Elective): [this space intentionally left blank]: Transdisciplinary Poetics (Spring 2016-17)

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)