Teaching

I consider teaching a crucial component of scholarship, and I am committed to sharing my passion for political science and research with my students. Teaching has been an almost lifelong pursuit of mine, as I started tutoring more junior students as a teenager, and have continued to teach in one form or another for most of my academic career. My teaching experience at Cornell has allowed me to develop my own sense of myself as an educator by allowing me to explore different teaching strategies across different course formats and by providing resources for continually improving my teaching skills. I have also benefited from participating in a course on teaching writing offered by the John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines. This course has allowed me to improve my teaching by providing me with new strategies to engage with students’ writing. My teaching has been recognized with the Dean’s Prize for Distinguished Teaching. In the spring 2022 semester, I will also teach a first-year writing seminar on Understanding Globalization as the instructor of record. I am prepared to teach a range of courses in international relations, comparative politics, and research methods.

Teaching experience

Teaching Assistant, “Introduction to Comparative Politics,” Spring 2018 (for Professor Nicolas van de Walle; teaching evaluation score: 4.9/5)

Teaching Assistant, “America, Business, and International Political Economy,” Fall 2017 (for Professor Peter Katzenstein; teaching evaluation score: 5/5)