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My teaching experiences include undergraduate and graduate classes,  conducting on-air immigrant rights classes on radio and television, and  teaching human rights law and popular protest strategies to Mekong region lawyers, journalists and activists.  The breadth and challenges of these experiences has made me think long and hard about the practices and purposes of pedagogy, and this work has constituted the most rewarding aspect of my career.  At American University, I teach advanced undergraduate research methods and courses on forced migration and Latin American politics and history. 



Borders, Migrants, and Refugees in the 21st Century  (SISU 360, Spring 2023)


Conquest, Cold War, Globalization: Latin America and the World (SISU 296, Spring 2018, Fall 2022)


Fieldwork, Uncertainty, and the Politics of Fear: Advanced International Studies Research Methods (SISU 306, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021, Spring 2022)


Introduction to International Studies Research (SISU 206, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2021)

A course in applied qualitative and quantitative research methodologies for SIS majors.


Contemporary Latin America (SISU 214, Fall 2019, )


Violent Spaces (SISU 419, Spring 2019)


Violent Uncertainty: Geographies of Terror and Insecurity (Geog 475, Fall 2016). Graduate level seminar. University of Wisconsin, Madison.


The Geography of Latin America: Conquest, Cold War, Globalization (Geog 348) Geography and International Area Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison.


Globalization: Conflict, Inequality, and Ethics in the Age of Hyper-Connection Geography 20. University of California, Berkeley. Summer Session 2014.


Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award: University of California, Berkeley. (2015) Awarded for superlative teaching and mentoring throughout graduate career.


The Southern Border, Geography and Ethnic Studies, Head Graduate Student Instructor, (Instructors: Prof. Beatriz Manz and Harley Shaiken) Fall 2010, Fall 2014. University of California, Berkeley.


Environmental Politics: Nature, Identity, and Difference, Geography, Graduate Student Instructor, (Instructor: Prof. Jake Kosek) Spring 2011, University of California, Berkeley


Geography of Militarism, Geography, Graduate Student Instructor,  (instructor: Prof. Jake Kosek) Spring 2009. University of California, Berkeley


EarthRights International, Lecturer, Chiang Mai, Thailand. 2009, 2010

Taught international human rights to lawyers, journalists, and human rights activists from Thailand, Laos, Burma, China, Vietnam and Cambodia. Provided research project assistance and engaged with students using a wide variety of teaching techniques and media.




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