My teaching is driven by two main learning objectives that I support my students to pursue in both the classroom and the field:

  • To think both spatially and historically by recognizing how geography and social, economic, and political processes are co-constitutive and evolve together;
  • To observe analytically, think critically, and question categorizations and assumptions that are often taken for granted.

My teaching is strongly informed by my research expertise and interests as well as my commitment to decentering the production of and diversifying the sources of knowledge.

Department of Planning, Property and Environmental Management, School of Environment, education and development, The university of Manchester
  • PLAN 30081&60041 Urban Theory, Planning Theory and Professional Values/Ethics (course unit director and lecturer, Fall 2019-2023)
  • PLAN 10041 Introduction to Planning and Development (course unit director, Fall 2021-2023; lecturer, section on “understanding cities and society”, Fall 2020-2023)
  • PLAN60712 Urban and Regional Policy (course unit director, Spring 2023; lecturer, lecture session on “creative cities and theories of urban economic development” and workshop session on “culture-led regeneration”, Spring 2021-2024)
  • PLAN20172 Environment and Development Fieldtrip (lecturer, lecture session on “urban regeneration in Beijing”, Spring 2021)
  • PLAN 40712/60832 International Fieldtrip (tutor, Ruhr Area-Düsseldorf fieldtrip, Spring 2020; Istanbul fieldtrip, Spring 2024)
  • PLAN 41022/60712 Urban Regeneration (lecturer, workshop session on “culture-led regeneration”, Spring 2020)
  • PLAN 40521/60511 Local Economic Development (guest lecturer, lecture session on “creative city and cultural quarters”, Fall 2019)
  • Dissertation supervisions (BSc Planning and Real Estate / Master of Planning and Real Estate / Master of Planning; MSc Planning / Urban Regeneration and Development / Global Urban Development and Planning / Urban Design and International Planning / Real Estate Development / Environmental Impact Assessment and Management; PhD)
MSc Urban Studies Programme, School of Environment, Education and Development, The University of Manchester
  • URBN70001 Critical Issues in Urban Studies (lecturer, lecture session on “planning and urban governance”, Fall 2023)
  • URBN70022 Researching the City (lecturer, lecture session on “analytic methods for offline and online textual, aural and visual data”, Spring 2024)
University College for Interdisciplinary Learning, The University of Manchester
  • Understanding China’s Rise in a Globalising World (contributor; organized by Manchester China Institute, Spring 2023)
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
  • GGM 410 Creative Economies and Creative Cities (module lead, Spring 2019)
  • GGM 101 Contemporary Human Geography (lecturer, section on economic geography, Spring 2017-2019)
  • GGM 105/109 Tutorials (tutor, Spring 2017- Fall 2019; module lead, Fall 2017- Fall 2019)
  • GGM 105/108 Research methods, fieldwork, and data analysis (Rotterdam fieldcourse, Fall 2017 and 2018)
  • GGM 225 Cultural and Development Geographies (co-teach semester on cultural geography, Spring 2018 and 2019)
  • Dissertation supervisions (BA/BSc Geography and Geography/Planning; MSc Research in Human Geography; MSc Urban and Regional Planning; PhD)
Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • ID 2050 Social Science Research Methods for the Interactive Qualifying Project (adjunct teaching professor, China project, Quarter A, 2016)
Graduate School of Geography, Clark University
  • GEOG 052 Global Changes, Regional Challenges (instructor, Fall 2015)
  • GEOG 020 American Cities: Changing Spaces, Community Places (TA, Spring 2012 and 2013)
  • GEOG 258/356 Utopian Visions, Urban Realities: Planning Cities for the 21st Century (TA, Fall 2012)
  • GEOG 172 City Planet: Urban Challenges in a Globalized World (TA, Fall 2011)