Mariam’s teaching philosophy rests on three central principles: connecting academic inquiry to critical engagements beyond the classroom, creating opportunities for experiential learning, and developing multimodal pedagogy and assignments. This philosophy can be adapted across disciplines and course difficulty levels. As a professor, she design learning environments where students learn to think critically about Selves and relations to the world. She teach courses on cultural and linguistic anthropology, Muslim youth, gender and sexuality, feminist ethnography, semiotics, and migration/mobility.

Courses Taught

Hamilton College, Clinton

Anthropology of Muslim Youth (Fall 2017; 2018)

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Fall 2017; 2018)

Senior Thesis (Fall 2018; Spring 2019)

Crossings and Transgressions: On Migration and (Im)Mobilities (Spring 2018; 2019)

Communication and Culture (Spring 2018; 2019)

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge 

Muslim Youth in Schools: US and Comparative Perspectives (Spring 2017)

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Communication and Culture (Summer 2014; 2015; 2016)
Critical Writing Seminar (Fall 2014 & Spring 2015)
Intercultural Communication and Miscommunication (Summer 2015)
The Structure of English (Summer 2014)
Education, Development and Globalization (Spring 2012--TA for Dr. Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher) 

Hunter College, New York

Structure of Modern English (Fall 2013)

Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore

Educational Anthropology (Spring 2013)
First-year Writing Course (Fall 2007, Winter 2008, Fall/Winter 2006, Spring 2007)
Comparative Rhetoric: 300-level persuasive writing Elective course (Spring 2007)

Aga Khan University, Karachi

Visual Communication (Summer 2008)

University of New Mexico

Exploring International Issues (Spring 2006; team-taught)
First-year writing courses (Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006)
Representations of Women (Fall 2005)