I have had a wide range of teaching experiences, ranging from International and Area Studies and Geography at UC Berkeley, to International Relations and Development Studies at Brown University, to supporting Haitian undergraduates in their research in Port-au-Prince. My teaching has centered on international development, social theory, and postcolonial studies. This fall, I am teaching a new senior seminar in International Relations, "Humanitarianism in Uniform." Before this, I designed and instructed a Capstone Seminar on "New Directions in Development Studies" for advanced undergraduates. My courses combine social theory with real-world empirical problems to allow students to think about the world around them through the "lens" of different theoreticians. I especially encourage students to think about how places are produced through global interconnection, drawing on theories of critical spatiality from human geography.
Many of my students have gone on to work for NGOs and other development organizations. I see my job as equipping students with the conceptual tools to understand the institutions in which they may work, and the global problems they may confront.