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Teaching can play a transformative role in producing discerning global citizens

Every course is built around overarching themes, including "the decline of democracy worldwide?" and  "data in political science inquiry." The aim is to expose students to the main theoretical frameworks and debates in the field, engage with case studies and examples, and improve methodological and analytical competencies. Ultimately, the goal is to provide students with an international experience and perspective, as well as equip them with the tools necessary to contribute to the global community.

Pan-African Panel at the Conclusion of the Course on African Politics, April 2018


  • Best Graduate Teaching Award in the Department of Political Science, Michigan State University, 2017

Courses in Progress

  • Democracy and Its Discontents (POL 140), Fall 2019
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics (POL 359), Fall 2019

Courses Taught

  • Seminar in Political Science: Human Rights, International Law, and Elections (PLS 422), Spring 2019
    • ~15 students enrolled
  • African Politics (PLS 351), Spring 2018
    • ~50 students enrolled
  • Democratic Regimes and Democratization (PLS 347), Fall 2017
    • ~50 students enrolled
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics (PLS 140), Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
  • Politics of Developing Areas (PLS 344), Fall 2018
    • ~50 students enrolled
  • Seminar in Political Science: Comparative Campaigns and Elections (PLS 422), Fall 2018
    • ~30 students enrolled

Courses Taught as part of the Leaders of Africa Institute (Short Course Format)

  • Research Design, Summer 2019
    • ~15 Scholars enrolled
  • Quantitative Methods Overview, Summer 2019
    • ~15 Scholars enrolled
  • Survey Research Methods and Applied Research, Summer 2019
    • ~15 Scholars enrolled

"A Rigged Election" Course Opening in Comparative Campaigns and Elections in Developing Countries, September 2018