My hope whenever I teach is that I will foster curiosity and self-reflexivity in my students. If I can unlock a student’s curiosity, then she will be motivated to go out and acquire the relevant knowledge on her own. And if I can enhance a student’s self-reflexivity, his subsequent learning will be immensely richer, more meaningful, and more contextualized than if it had been uncritically spoon-fed to him.
In Spring 2018, I am teaching two versions of a U.S. politics elective course at JGU: an introductory version aimed at undergraduates, and a more advanced version for M.A./Ph.D. students that incorporates a significant methodological component.
In Fall 2017, I taught three courses at JGU: an introductory course on Western Political Philosophy for first-year BA students; a seminar on Energy Security for MA and advanced BA students; and a co-taught course with Dr. Upasana Mahanta on Feminist International Relations mainly geared towards fourth- and fifth-year students at the Jindal Global Law School.
In Spring 2017, I taught Critical Reading and Writing to first-year BA students at the Jindal School of International Affairs.
In Fall 2016, I taught an Introduction to Political Philosophy course to first-year BA students at the Jindal School of International Affairs.
From 2009 to 2016, I was a teaching assistant for seven courses at the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California, including:
- IR 101, Introduction to International Relations (for non-majors) [3 times]
- IR 210, Introduction to International Relations (for majors) [2 times]
- IR 303, Diplomacy and Leadership
- IR 313, Historical Approaches to International Relations