Patricia’s main goal as a teacher is to foster a supportive and collaborative environment in which students can be actively engaged in their own learning processes. Similar to her research approach, her teaching prioritizes student empowerment by emphasizing the development of critical consciousness and thinking.

As a teacher and a mentor, Patricia aims to contribute to the advancement of society by supporting students’ development of critical thinking skills to be better citizens and human beings. Her passion for teaching was one of the reasons for my career change to academia, and it continues to be one of the main drivers of her development as a scholar.

Previously Taught Courses

Department of Geography – Indiana University – Bloomington

  • Solidarity Economies in Latin America – Spring 2022
  • Regions of the World – Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022

School of Architecture and Planning – University of New Mexico

  • Qualitative Research Methods – Spring 2021
  • Foundations of Community Development (co-taught with Renia Ehrenfeucht) – Fall 2020

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning – Arizona State University (2018-2019)

  • Sustainable Urbanism
  • Theory and History of the Urban Global South
  • Planning Methods I
  • Intro to Urban Planning (in person and online)
  • Planning Methods (online)
  • Theory of Urban Design (online)
  • Public Participation in Planning (online)

Urban and Environmental Planning – University of Virginia (2017)

Architecture and Urban Planning – Universidade Paulista – UNIP (2013-2014)

  • Architectural Design Studio – Single Family Residence
  • Architectural Design Studio – High-Density Low-income Housing
  • Theory and History of Urban Planning
  • Architectural Design Studio – Space and Shape