I am currently a visiting assistant professor of government at Bowdoin College. My areas of teaching interest and ability include comparative politics, political economy (international and comparative), and contemporary political thought.
The following approaches guide my teaching philosophy:
Developing critical thinking skills by exposing students to alternative narratives, concepts, and theories of modernity
Combining classic/canonical works with contemporary scholarship to shed empirical and theoretical light on both urgent political challenges and their historical antecedents.
Cultivating written communication and research skills through frequent low and medium stakes writing assignments, and sustained high stakes writing assignments that allow students to receive and address peer and instructor feedback
Promoting active listening and participation skills through interactive lecture formats, class discussions, small group activities, and in-class writing exercises
In my courses, students simultaneously engage with original texts and real-life examples to build, through experience, the conceptual and theoretical tools necessary to make sense of contemporary political phenomena.
I am also prepared to offer courses on topics such as: States of Emergency, European Integration, Global Finance, Contentious Politics, or Qualitative Methods, among other possibilities.