By Veerle Fanoy
– Teacher Alexandra Brown in an interview on the ins and outs of teaching, her dissertation, and Amsterdam.
Birthday: July 6
Education: Bachelor Religious Studies at University of Calgary; Masters Religious Studies McMaster University; PhD Anthropology at McMaster University.
Previous jobs: selling children’s books; World Wildlife Fund; freelance writer; fellow at Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World; researcher at Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis.
What is the most essential skill for a teacher to have?
What makes you feel like a real Amsterdammer?
What’s your favourite means of communication?
What do students do that gets on your nerves?
What can capstone-writing students expect of you as a supervisor?
Describe your dissertation “Visualizing Uncertainty: Opposition to Islam in the Netherlands through the Lens of Fitna: The Movie”.
What have AUC students taught you?
If you had one hour added to every day, what would you do with it?