Teaching is pivotal to who I am as a scholar. I build my classrooms on mutual trust and respect, and my students and I turn a critical eye toward ideas and institutions often taken for granted. Starting from the premise that lived experience is a crucial source of knowledge, we use innovative exercises in which students reckon with perspectives different from their own, challenge conventional wisdom, and ask questions as a template for lifelong learning. You can find examples of activities and resources I’ve developed for teaching under the “Resources” tab on this site, or here.
I have experience teaching in two countries at institutions ranging from a 45,000-person public university to a 1,400-person liberal arts college in online, in-person, introductory, and upper-level courses. I have a particular interest in universal design for learning (UDL) and kindness as pedagogy. Currently, I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. Alongside Liam Midzain-Gobin, I organize sessions on decolonial pedagogy at ISA and ISA–Northeast. As a PhD student, I was a Future Faculty Partner with the UW Teaching Academy and was twice nominated for university-wide teaching awards, once for early excellence and once for innovation in teaching.
Modules taught at Nottingham:
Race and Politics (year 3)
Responding to Violent Extremism (year 3)
Theories and Concepts in International Relations (MA)