Teaching philosophy
I see the classroom as a collaborative workspace in which ideas are shared, and then they transcend the classroom walls, making a positive impact in the world outside. Democracy is the only ruler in my classroom, and my role is to intermediate the communication between academia, students, and the community. Often, I see my students learning from each other, and together they create their authentic narrative shaped by their current contexts. I became a teacher because I loved to be a student. My daily lesson plans are inspired by what I would have loved to learn as a student.

Teaching Fields

History

• Colonial and Modern Latin American History
• Native American History
• Colonial and Modern Brazil
• History of Paraguay
• History of California
• Paleography

Interdisciplinary
Humanities Courses

• Portuguese and Spanish
• Art: Visual Literacy
• Global and International History

Teaching Experiences

History:
Latin American History: “Introduction to Latin American History,” taught in several occasions as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara.
U.S. History: “The American People (Colonial through Jacksonian Era)”, as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara.
World History: “World History: 1000 CE – 1700 CE” and “World History:1700 CE to present,” a Teaching Assistant at the Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Western Civilization: “Western Civilization (1050 CE to 1715 CE)”, as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Art:
Taught as a Teaching Assistant in the courses “Visual Literacy” and “Video Art” in the Department of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara

International and Global Society:
Taught as a Teaching Assistant in the courses of “Introduction of Legal Studies” and “Critical Security and Terrorism Studies” at the Department of Law and Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Modern Language and Culture of Latin America:
– Spanish: Private tutoring teaching Spanish as a Second Language for English Speakers
– Portuguese: Instructor of Record teaching the Portuguese Language and Culture at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

This is one of my student’s testimony about my teaching which describes perfectly well my passion for what I do:
“As an undergraduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara I had the great pleasure of taking two of Bianca’s sections during my two years there. Bianca’s infectious passion for the past, grasp of the course material and her knack of making history feel alive and relevant enriched my undergraduate experience. Beyond the classroom, Bianca proved her commitment to education and academia by always making herself available for questions and research help. Not only were her suggestions useful, in addition her positive attitude provided not a small amount of encouragement.” C.L., currently attending Peking University.