Teaching Philosophy

Politics and lived experiences are intertwined, so I encourage students to apply politics to their own experiences. I practice a feminist participatory pedagogy that pushes students to acknowledge their assumptions about themselves and about international politics to promote awareness of the richness and complexity of political issues, cultures, and groups. I aim to lead students to understand the actors and mechanisms in international politics and to develop knowledge and empathy as citizens in a globalized world. My classroom is open and inclusive, and I adapt my teaching techniques to students’ diverse learning styles and backgrounds while cultivating their interest about the world. Furthermore, I design my classes with students’ interests in mind to ground their knowledge in an understanding that politics is embedded in the world around them.

Teaching Fellowships

Course Development Fellowship, Cromwell Center for Teaching and Learning, 2024–2026

to redesign Global Environmental Politics to include a policy lab

Curricular Innovation Award, Holstein Program in Ethics, 2019

to develop Ethics of Humanitarianism, a first-year seminar course

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Classes and Syllabi

A blog written in collaboration with my Modern African Politics class in Fall 2018. Political economy, identity, security, and development, plus recipes from around the continent. We're Ghana educate you!