TEACHING

TEACHING

My teaching approach has two interrelated components. First, a general template for creating accessible, engaging, and effective educational conditions for the duration of a given course. Second, the reinforcement and elaboration of this adaptive design through more specific approaches to instruction in everyday class interactions.  Along with preassigned readings and response questions intended to reduce disparities among students, the presentations I give in class support various illustrations of the topics being covered. Overall, I encourage students to mix imaginative speculation with evidence triangulation as a way to both critically analyze social scientific scholarship and produce creative research.

Teaching Experience:

  • Instructor, Department of Social Sciences, Political Sociology and Social Policy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

SoSe 2020

  • MA-Lektüreseminar “The Politics of Dissent: Research & theorizing about social movements” (10 LP)
  • MA-Seminar “The Politics of (Dis)Information” (5 LP)

WiSe 2019/20

  • BA-Seminar “Online and Offline Political Communication (5 LP)
  • MA-Lektüreseminar “The Politics of Dissent: Research & theorizing about social movements” (5 LP)

SoSe 2019

  • BA-Seminar “The Politics of (Dis)Information” (5 LP)
  • BA-Seminar “The Politics of Health and Welfare Systems” (5 LP)
  • BA-, MA- und Doktorandenkolloquium Politische Soziologie und Sozialpolitik (mit Dr. Andreas Schäfer)

WiSe 2018/19

  • BA-Seminar “Social Movements” (10 LP)
  • MA-Lektüreseminar “Mediated Politics” (10 LP)
  • BA-, MA- und Doktorandenkolloquium Politische Soziologie und Sozialpolitik (mit Dr. Andreas Schäfer)
  • Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of Potsdam, Germany

WiSe 2016/17 

  • BA-Seminar “Social Movements” (5 LP)

2008-2015

  • Teaching Assistant & Discussion Section Lecturer (BA Courses, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

Sociological Theory,  Sociology 120W, Prof. Dr. Francesca Polletta (Winter 2015; Winter & Spring 2014; Winter 2013; Winter & Spring 2012; Fall 2010)
Computer-Based Research in the Social Sciences, Social Sciences 3A, Dr. Paul J. Morgan (Social Science course online Summer 2015)
Sociology Majors Seminar: Transition to Adulthood, Sociology 180, Prof. Dr. Joy Pixley (Fall & Spring 2011)
International Sociology, Sociology 2, Prof. Dr. Evan Schofer (Winter 2011)
Race and Ethnicity, Sociology 63, Prof. Dr. Chuck O’Connell (Winter 2009)
US Foreign Policy I, Political Science 142D International Studies 189, Prof. Dr. Ceasar Sereseres (Fall 2008)