Throughout my graduate training, I have gained substantial experience teaching, mentoring, and supporting diverse groups of students. At George Washington University, I have twice taught the Political Science Department's undergraduate "Nationalism" course, for which I won the "Best Independent Instructor in Political Science Award" for the 2018-2019 academic year. I have also served as a teaching assistant for "Introduction to Comparative Politics," a frequent guest lecturer at GW and other institutions, and an official mentor in several department programs.
Instructor, George Washington University: PSC 2338-20: Nationalism (Summer 2019) PSC 2338-20: Nationalism (Summer 2018)
Instructor for advanced undergraduate Political Science/ International Affairs course
Teaching Assistant, George Washington University: PSC 1001: Introduction to Comparative Politics with Professor Bruce Dickson (Spring 2014)
Responsible for three sections of 20 students each; guest lecture on “Islam and Politics”
PSC 2338: Nationalism and Nation-Building with Professor Harris Mylonas (Fall 2013)
Grader responsible for advanced undergraduate Political Science lecture course of 100 students; guest lectures on “Multiculturalism” and “Gender Ironies of Nationalism”
Guest Lectures: "Mixed Method Research on Political Violence." Department of Political Science, Northeastern University (Fall 2019) "Comparative Case Study Research: Colombia." Department of Political Science, University of Toronto-Scarborough (Fall 2019) "The FARC, Peace Process, and Politics in Colombia." Department of Political Science, George Washington University (Fall 2019) "Kidnapping as Terrorism," Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology (Spring 2019) "Women and Nationalism," Department of Political Science, George Washington University (Spring 2018) "Civil War and Insurgency," Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology (Spring 2017, Fall 2019) "Nationalism and Identity Cascades," Department of Political Science, George Washington University (Spring 2016) "Islam and Politics," Department of Political Science, George Washington University (Spring 2015) "The Gender Ironies of Nationalism," Department of Political Science, George Washington University (Fall 2014)
Scholarship on Pedagogy: In an H-Diplo Roundtable, "Teaching Nationalism in IR," I join several scholars to consider why we should discuss nationalism in the international relations classroom, and to offer several practical ideas for how to do so. In my contribution, I discuss how to use news stories on identity and conflict as "teachable moments," and provide the outlines of two assignments -- a group podcast and an individual op-ed -- to help students apply IR theory to the world around them.
In "The Politics and Pedagogy of Nationalism: Authentic Learning on Identity and Conflict," (Journal of Political Science Education), I describe and provide instructions for implementing two assignments I developed for my Nationalism course. In the “nationalism in the news” assignment, students give an in-class oral presentation on a current news story, interpreting the event through the lens of course themes. In the “national anthems analysis” paper, students analyze the lyrics of the national anthem of their choosing, linking symbols to interpretations of different nationalism types.
Writing in the Disciplines: I am certified by George Washington University's WID Teaching Certification (2014-2015), to teach content-specific, writing-intensive courses to university undergraduates.