Teaching

At Princeton, I have taught sections of The Politics of Development, with lead instructor Atul Kohli; Applied Quantitative Analysis, with Omar Wasow; and The Politics of Modern Islam, with Bernard Haykel. I have also earned Princeton’s Teaching Transcript by completing instructor training, attending pedagogy workshops, undergoing a peer teaching observation, and developing an original syllabus for an advanced undergraduate course on Middle East Politics (available upon request). I maintain an active interest in developments in pedagogy.

Prior to beginning doctoral work, as a research fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, I helped design and implement multiple day-long crisis simulations centered on realistic scenarios and tailored to skills-based learning objectives for diplomats. I also led periodic presentations and discussions on Middle East politics for student groups and foreign delegations, and I regularly mentored program interns, providing individualized feedback on research strategies, analysis, writing, and professional communication, as well as advising them on future career options.

I first developed my teaching and presentation skills as a senior dancer in the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, teaching repertory choreography both one-on-one and to full classrooms of dancers of varying skill levels.