My teaching is guided by an understanding of learning as facilitated by active engagement with, and personal connection to, new material. As an instructor, I seek to create engaged learning experiences for my students through fostering classroom participation; provoking curiosity and promoting critical thinking; and creating opportunities for students’ connection to the course material, both in and outside of the classroom.
Comparative Environmental Politics ♦ Latin American Politics ♦ International Law and Organizations ♦ International Political Economy ♦ Globalization ♦ Global Issues ♦ Drug Wars ♦ Democracy, Citizenship & Human Rights in Latin America ♦ Organizing Across the Americas ♦ Environmental Governance ♦ Environmental Social Movements ♦ Scientific Writing
- Latin American Politics
- Drug Wars
- Global Issues
- Organizing Across the Americas
- Rhetoric & Inquiry: Exploring Natural Resources through Writing
TEACHING EVALUATIONS & STUDENT FEEDBACK
- Sample teaching evaluations: Latin American Politics (Spring 2017), International Political Economy (Fall 2016), Global Issues (Fall 2016), Global Issues (Fall 2014).
- Student feedback on “Global Issues in Local Perspective” assignment (2014-2015)
- Summary of teaching evaluations across courses taught at UC Santa Cruz (2007-2011).