Teaching

I teach international development to build students’ critical understandings to be theoretically informed and empirically grounded, and thereby to better recognize and prioritize challenges, identify root causes, and pursue and evaluate potential solutions.

My teaching emphasizes diverse materials and methods, including writings by various scholars, advocates and people with different backgrounds. I seek to advance understanding by bridging disciplines, approaches, topics and languages. To foster conversations across Africa I am also developing versions of my courses in Portuguese and French.

 

TAUGHT COURSES

University of California, Berkeley

2015, Global Environmental Politics, Upper-Division (Geography 138),  syllabus  

 

University of California, Berkeley

Instructor, International and Area Studies Department

2013, Development in Theory and History, Upper Division (Development Studies 100)

2007, Introduction to Development, Lower Division (Development Studies 10)

2007, Development in Theory and History, Upper Division (Development Studies 100)

 

Courses Prepared to Teach:

    • Global Environmental Issues
    • Geography of Africa
    • Geographic Theory
    • Introduction to International Development
    • International Development Theory
    • Resources and Development
    • Environment and Development
    • Political Economy of African Development
    • History of Colonial Africa
    • Contemporary African History
    • Agrarian Studies
    • Agro-Ecology
    • Rural Development