Chapel Hill, NC

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TEACHING

I teach courses in quantitative methods, race and ethnic politics, identity and politics, and American politics - at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Scroll down for more information.

QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (POLI 281)

Primary Instructor (Spring 2019, Fall 2017)

This is an introductory course for undergraduates in quantitative research methodology. Students learn how to use R to perform statistical analyses using real data. This course is designed to achieve two objectives: (1) introduce undergraduates to research and quantitative analysis in political science, and (2) help undergraduates become critical (but not cynical) consumers of quantitative analysis used in political and policy-oriented reporting. Students, click below for Data Camp!

PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS LAB (POLI 891)

Primary Instructor (Fall 2018)

This is the lab section for the first course in the graduate (Ph.D.) methods sequence. The lab section has three goals. First, remediation for any of the material taught in lecture. Second, to introduce and familiarize students with statistical software (mostly R). Finally, to teach (or re-teach) calculus and matrix algebra to supplement instruction in this course as well as the following two courses in the methods sequence. Students, click below for Data Camp!

INTERSECTIONALITY: RACE, GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE  (POLI 248)

Teaching Assistant (Spring 2018, Spring 2017)

This is an interdisciplinary undergraduate course, that is taught in collaboration with the English, American Studies, and Women and Gender Studies departments. As a teaching assistant, I led three recitations a week. The purpose of the recitation is to complement course lectures through active learning, dialogue, and discussion. The goal is to improve undergraduates' understanding by clarifying and elaborating on material presented in the lectures and readings and allow them a space to develop critical thinking skills. Students complete final projects that are published online - click the linke below to check them out!

INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN POLITICS (POLI 100)

Teaching Assistant (Fall 2016)

This is an introductory course for undergraduates. As a teaching assistant, I led three recitations a week. Recitation is designed to supplement course material by allowing students a chance to engage deeply with the material in order to further develop their critical thinking skills. As this course is often students' first experience with Political Science, it also serves as an introduction to the scientific study of politics.