Lecture Times and Locations:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
145 McCone Hall
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
253 Evans Hall
Note that I do not respond to student emails on the weekends.
"I really liked the expertise of the instructors and how they were authentic, open, and approachable"
—CCM474A Civic Advocacy
Marylhurst University, Spring 2012
"...a very engaging approach and encouraged students to be co-instructors"
—CCM 366E Intermediate Social Media
Marylhurst University, Spring 2012
American Cultural Landscapes, 1990-Present, Acting Instructor. This course explores the relationship between landscape, the built environment, and American cultures.
America at Play (American Studies 10), Dr. Christine Palmer. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course explores the relationship between American cultures and attitudes and activities of leisure.
At Home in America (American Studies 10), Dr. Kathleen Moran and Dr. Christine Palmer. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course explores the representation and realities of the American home, including notions of domesticity, ownership, identity, and decline.
Frontiers in American History and Culture (American Studies 10), Dr. Mark Brilliant and Dr. Christine Palmer. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course explores different notions of frontier in American history, including the 19th century wilderness, the suburbs, space, and the Internet.
The Birth of Consumer Society (American Studies 101), Dr. Kathleen Moran. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course concentrates on the emergence of U.S. consumer society in the 1880-1914 period.
American Cultural Landscapes: 1600-1900 (Geography 160), Dr. Paul Groth. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course was developed from that taught at Berkeley and Harvard in the 1960s and 1970s by J.B. Jackson
American Cultural Landscapes: 1900-Present (American Studies 112), Dr. Paul Groth. Lead Graduate Student Instructor position. This course was developed from that taught at Berkeley and Harvard in the 1960s and 1970s by J.B. Jackson
Civic Advocacy: Influencing Government for Positive Change (CCM 474A). A workshop on successful negotiation with public sector employees and public officials, using principles of applied conflict principles and linguistics.
Intermediate Social Media (CCM 376E). A workshop on developing a digital presence that supports personal strategic communication goals.
Introduction to Social Media Communications: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, & More (CCM 366E).
ABOUT the ADDENDUM
The Addendum is an occasional blog about cities, culture, books, writing, photography, and painting. Here is where I post my thoughts and reflections, updates about projects I am working on, and other original content.
The blog takes its name from small publications that were inserted into books with corrections, additions, and expansions, allowing a book to be updated without reprinting; The Addendum serves much the same function for this site.
PUBLICATION: The Modern Streetcar: Transit or Time Machine?Fall 2013 It seems like every U.S. city has a modern streetcar project in the works. Are these meaningful additions to the transit landscape, or merely amusement rides for nostalgic tourists? The National Railway Historical Society gave an entire issue of the Bulletin to examine these issues.
Category Archives: Architecture
The art world is… split right down the middle. On the left side is an ascetic world of dour dioramas and evergreen minimalism. It lives in Kunsthalles and white cubes. It is protected from the vagaries of the marketplace by … Continue reading
Has Art itself become a mere outtake, a long footnote to the human history? In the United States it is technology, not culture, that is regarded to be a space for innovations. Art, it seems, has overstayed its welcome. But … Continue reading
Alain de Botton believes that some cities are beautiful, and some are not, and that there are six ways to make the latter into the former: Order and Variety Visible Life Compact[ness] Orientation and Mystery Scale Local[ism] Kristin Hohenadel. “Why … Continue reading
Getting here via toilet. One of my American Studies students, Chris Grant, complains of high-tech, self-cleaning toilets in San Francisco that do not work. In the end they’ve become poorly maintained, run-of-the-mill public restrooms — requiring city employees to maintain, clean, and … Continue reading
What anti-urbanists seem to forget is that most of the great creations of humanity were not solitary, but socially constructed, and that such things require the development of relationships, the in-person interaction even in (or, perhaps, especially in) a digitally-mediated … Continue reading
Finals day is tough for students, but it is tough in an entirely different way for those who, like me, teach. I do not mean the grueling hours of early mornings and lengthy grading days that come after finals—though to … Continue reading
I have not been to Vancouver, in any meaningful sense, in five years. By Vancouver I mean the real one, the one that in the states (and only in the states) we append with “B.C.” in order to distinguish it … Continue reading
So just what are cultural landscape studies? As the study of them plays a significant role in my academic work, I get asked this question a lot, so I felt I should try and answer it here. Consider this, then, the most cursory of … Continue reading