Teaching

Courses taught independently:

Journalism as Political Theory, University of Notre Dame, Fall 2021

In this course, we study the relationship between political theory and journalism. Rather than reading solely canonical political theory tests, we read selections of important works from the history of political thought alongside journalistic writings. The class is separated by important concepts in political thought, such as power, judgement, community, revolution, and freedom. For each concept, we read both theoretical accounts and journalistic studies. In doing this, we examine how philosophic concepts help us understand real-life happenings. We also address how journalists use philosophic ideas to provide accounts that are more than mere documentation, in effect acting as political educators. Philosophic readings include work from Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Karl Marx, Mary Wollstonecraft, Michel Foucault, Catherine MacKinnon, and Franz Fanon. Journalistic readings include selections from Thucydides, Hannah Arendt, Joan Didion, Tom Wolfe, James Baldwin, Gay Talese, Janet Malcolm, and Robert Caro. In their own work, students address the class’ questions both via scholarly study and their own projects of journalistic political theory.


Courses taught as a teaching assistant:

Introduction to World Politics, University of Notre Dame, Fall 2019.

Two weekly discussion sections

Introduction to International Relations, University of Notre Dame, Spring 2020

Two weekly discussion sections