My passion for teaching stems from my own desire to constantly learn but also from the deep sense of satisfaction I gain when I see others become empowered by their own skills and knowledge. One of my main goals in the classroom is to ensure that the topic I am teaching becomes relevant for students’ daily lives. More particularly, I want my students to understand that politics is not an abstract notion but a process that affects every area of their lives and that requires active participation from them. Teaching Political Science, I feel responsible to educate my students on the benefits and responsibilities of citizenship.
Secondly, I want all my students to develop abilities to find and critically consume information. That is why in many of my classes I incorporate the assignment of a research proposal, starting with developing a research question, gathering articles on the topic, organizing and synthesizing the articles in an annotated bibliography form and finally writing a literature review, where critical thinking is developed and practiced.
Thirdly, I aspire to provide students with a strong foundation for lifelong learning. I am particularly driven to help students on an individual-level basis as I strongly believe that each individual has different needs and learning styles. Therefore, I am always available to go over lectures and discussions outside of the classroom.
Courses I have taught
Introduction to Global Politics, Hastings College Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015
Introduction to Comparative Politics, Hastings College, Fall 2015.
Interdisciplinary Course, First Year Experience, 2013-2014, 2014-2015
Social Science Research Methods, Spring 2015
International Organizations, Hastings College, Spring 2014, Fall 2015
Senior Topics, Hastings College, Spring 2014
European Politics, Hastings College, Fall 2013, Fall 2015.
American Foreign Policy, Hastings College, Spring 2013, Spring 2015
Women & Politics, Hastings College, Spring 2013, Fall 2015
Introduction to Political Science, Hastings College, Fall 2012, Spring & Fall 2013, Spring 2014
World Politics, Hastings College, Fall 2012, Fall 2013
Politics of Post-Communist Europe, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Spring 2012.
Gender and Global Justice, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Spring 2012.
Global Politics and Societies, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Fall 2011.
Gender and the Law, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Fall 2011.
Comparative Politics, Colorado State University, Spring 2010; Hastings College, Fall 2014.