Teaching

The NYU Politics Department awarded me the 2021 Teaching Excellence Award for my work teaching introductory level political science classes. I was also the department's nominee for the 2021 university-wide Outstanding Teaching Award.

Introduction to Comparative Politics
with Prof. Joshua Tucker (Fall 2018)
with Prof. Joshua Tucker (Fall 201
9, Head TA)
with Prof. Joshua Tucker (Fall 20
20, Head TA)

This course will introduce students to the study of comparative politics, which is defined as the study of domestic politics anywhere in the world. As a way of cutting into this vast topic, we specifically focus on the process of democratic transition by analyzing the democratic revolution that has swept the globe during the last forty years. In turn we will explore the causes of democratization, threats to democratization, and factors that may aid in a successful consolidation of democracy. As part of this process, students will be exposed to a wide range of topics in comparative politics, including the politics of economic reform, party systems and voting, theories of ethnic politics, and social media and political protest.

Power and Politics in America
with Prof. Sanford Gordon (Spring 2019)
with
Prof. Christopher Dawes (Spring 2020)

This course provides an introduction to national political institutions and behavior in the United States, and introduces students to a variety of analytical concepts and approaches useful for the study of domestic politics. In the first part of the course, we discuss issues foundational to the study of U.S. politics, through an in-depth examination of the political antecedents and political consequences of the 1787 Constitution. Next, we consider political participation and mass behavior: how private individuals and groups seek to influence public policy; the nature of American political culture; the formation of public attitudes; and the electoral connection between politicians and citizens. Finally, we examine the formal and informal institutions of governance in the United States and their implications for the creation of public policy.