Teaching

I love teaching and am inspired to enable students as active learners. I believe effective teaching helps students discover why a subject is important and how they can analyze, question, and develop it. In my experience, this has required a focus on four key principles: communicating a subject’s significance, teaching analytical skills, enabling student ownership, and committing to inclusion and diversity. I have taught at the University of California, Berkeley (Introduction to Sociology and Environmental Justice) and will co-design and teach a course on Peace and Justice from a Conflict Perspective in Spring 2019 at George Mason University.

Training

I have also trained and mentored students and partners from a range of countries, including Colombia, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burundi in my research and professional work. With the International Criminal Court, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), and independently during my dissertation, I engaged with universities in all four of these countries to train students in survey methodology and digital data collection techniques for large-scale population surveys.

Findings and data from these projects are available in the following reports:

  • Dissertation research with Reseau Haki na Amani and PAX [pdf]
  • Colombia research with HHI and Harvard Kennedy School Carr Center for Human Rights [pdf]
  • Burundi research with HHI [pdf]
  • DRC research with HHI [pdf]
  • DRC and Uganda research with the International Criminal Court’s Trust Fund for Victims [pdf]