Teaching

Courses Taught (selection)

  • Politics, Political Institutions and Public Policy, Ford School, University of Michigan. Syllabus available here.
  • European Politics and the European Union, SFS Georgetown University. Syllabus available here.
  • Economy of Inequality and Redistribution, SFS Georgetown University. Syllabus available here. Students’ anonymous comments here.
  • Immigration and the Re-shaping of European Politics, SFS Georgetown University. Syllabus available here. Students’ anonymous comments here.
  • The Making of Modern Politics, Harvard University. Teaching Fellow for Pr. Peter Hall, Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (Fall 2012). Students’ anonymous comments here.
  • Democracy Sophomore Tutorial, Harvard University. Teaching Fellow for Pr. Prerna Singh and Pr. Eric Nelson (Spring 2010). Students’ anonymous comments here.

Teaching Interests 

  • Comparative Politics: Introductory, European Politics, Comparative Political Economy, The Politics of Redistribution
  • American Politics/Comparative Politics: Public Opinion, The American Political Economy in a Comparative Perspective, The Politics of Economic Inequality in America
  • Methods:  Research Methods in the Social Sciences, Introductory Statistics, Survey Design

Teaching Philosophy

I expect students to benefit from a successful political science education in at least three ways:

  1. When students realize what political science can do to them: My first aim is to help students develop a fascination for the world around them by teaching them how to notice many of its puzzling features.
  2. When students start thinking systematically about the social world: My second aim is to endow them with a conceptual and analytical toolbox to turn this fascination into a productive enquiry about how this world works.
  3. When students become craftsmen at communicating ideas: My final goal is to have students walk away with a concrete set of skills easily transferable to activities beyond university life (writing, presenting, arguing).