I teach undergraduate courses in political theory and American political science.
Modern Political Thought (POLI 271)
Instructor (Summer 2019 online), Teaching Assistant (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018)
This “Hobbes to Marx” course is often the only political theory class that UNC political science majors take, and I enjoy working with students grappling with more abstract concepts, often for the first time.
Feminist Political Thought (POLI 265/WGST 265)
Instructor (Spring 2018, Spring 2019)
This course, cross-listed with Women’s and Gender Studies, focuses on contemporary feminist theory. My course goals include helping students define their own feminisms and connecting theory to the “real world” through assignments like “pop feminism papers.”
Introduction to Government in the United States (POLI 100)
Instructor (Fall 2018)
This course is a broad overview of U.S. political institutions and behavior. I focus on using active learning techniques, like the simulations I developed for the class, to keep students engaged and to help them connect course material to current events.
History of the Future
Instructor (Duke Talent Identification Program, Summer 2018)
Duke TIP is an academic program that offers challenging, college-level enrichment classes for middle- and high school students. I developed and taught this class, which focuses on utopian thinking and futurism. Subjects ranged from Existentialism to urban planning theory, racial politics, totalitarianism, and biopolitics. Teaching six hours a day, five and a half days a week was an exciting challenge.