Teaching philosophy

  • I have taught undergraduate and graduate students in four institutions in the US, Spain, Hong Kong and Singapore. My teaching experience includes courses on global communication, multimedia journalism and quantitative research methods. Every summer, I teach a two week introduction to computational text analysis at the NUS-IPSA Methods School. Whenever possible, I make my learning materials freely available. Below is a (growing) collection. In some cases, these include previously recorded video lectures, while in others I share slides, assignments, or code. Since many of my classes are project-based, I've also collected some of the student work that came out of my classes: #proudprof.

  • As an adjunct professor, I taught and designed introductory courses in the East Asian Studies Department at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona including “Societies of East Asia” and “Politics of East Asia”. I also have experience in teaching smaller, upper-division courses, such as “Mass Media in East Asia.” At City University of Hong Kong, I taught the courses “Video Production” and “Crisis Communication Management”. For close to ten years, I also worked at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) as online course instructor for several subjects.

  • In my teaching, I place great importance on building a diverse and inclusive learning environment (more on this here), and on improving students' digital literacy. To do so, I like to incorporate new media and new information technologies in class. You can read more about my teaching philosophy in this teaching statement. In 2017, I was awarded the "Teaching Innovation Award" (graduate student category) by City University of Hong Kong's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS). The assessment panel cited my using of technology in class as one of the reasons for granting me the recognition. To learn more about my teaching philosophy and style, you can watch the presentation I gave at City University of Hong Kong's CLASS Awards Day in May 2017 (in English).

Current courses

  • None -- On research leave until January 2022

Upcoming courses

  • COMM6300: Quantitative Research Methods (Spring'22)

Previously taught courses

Other teaching experience

  • GE225: Food and Fashion in Hong Kong
  • City University of Hong Kong 2013/14 2014/15 In English Teaching Assistant
  • COM4307: Television News Production and Anchoring
  • City University of Hong Kong 2013/14 In English Teaching Assistant
  • Territori i població a la Xina i al Japó [People and the land in China and Japan]
  • Universitat Oberta Catalunya (UOC) 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 In Catalan In Spanish Course Instructor Online Course
  • Geografia física i humana de l'Àsia Oriental [Physical and human geography of East Asia]
  • Universitat Oberta Catalunya (UOC) 2013/14 In Catalan In Spanish Course Instructor Online Course
  • 17027: Japonès I: introducció a la llengua i l'escriptura japoneses [Japanese I: introduction to Japanese language and writing]
  • Universitat Oberta Catalunya (UOC) 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 In Catalan In Spanish Course Instructor Online Course