As an instructor, I aim to generate a learning environment that emphasizes close reading of texts and the use of empirical methods to test and refine theory. To animate students, I use real-world examples that demonstrate the stakes of theoretical arguments and the importance of empirical evidence.   

At Columbia University, I have served as a Teaching Fellow for several courses in international relations and comparative politics. 

  • Fall 2013, Introduction to International Relations (Professor Tonya Putnam)
  • Spring 2014, Political Economy of Development (Professor Christopher Blattman)
  • Fall 2014, Introduction to Comparative Politics (Professor Kimuli Kasara)
  • Fall 2016, Introduction to Human Rights (Professor Andrew Nathan)
  • Spring 2017, Introduction to International Politics (Professor Robert Jervis)