At its best, an education in Political Science and International Affairs prepares students to confront some of today’s most pervasive global challenges, such as political polarization and economic inequality. To this end, my approach to teaching emphasizes data analytic skills, which enable students to move beyond political echo chambers and evaluate evidence dispassionately. I also help students bring an ethnographic sensibility to evaluating political institutions, probing the underlying power inequities that stand in the way of more just societies. Acknowledging that such inequities are often reproduced in higher education, I hew to a pedagogical ethos of inclusion and compassion to help bridge divides across race, gender, class, politics, and geography in the classroom and the broader campus community.
Courses I teach at Marquette:
POSC 2401: Comparative Politics (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2021, Summer 2022) syllabus
POSC 3101: The Politics of Food–Writing Intensive (Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Fall 2022) syllabus
POSC 4661: Political Economy of Development (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021) syllabus
POSC 6101: Contemporary Political Research (Graduate Methods) (Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022) syllabus
Courses at other Institutions:
CIDE (Mexico): Rendición de Cuentas y la Política de Desarrollo (Spring 2018) syllabus