Winner of the 2021 Emily Gregory Award for excellence in teaching

Teaching

I offer undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral classes on war and peace, international relations, and African politics. I currently teach mostly at Barnard College, regularly in the School of International and Public Affairs, and occasionally in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, all within Columbia University. I also previously taught at Yale University. 

In 2021, I received the Emily Gregory Award (Barnard’s only student-run professorship award) for excellence in teaching.

The page below details my classes and useful resources for students and scholars, not only from Columbia University, but from any university or stage in their career.

 

Classes

How can we build peace in the aftermath of extensive violence? How can international actors help in this process? This seminar focuses on international peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding efforts in recent conflicts.

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Graduate seminar, SIPA, Columbia University

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This seminar focuses on recent conflict and post-conflict situations and uses studies of these conflicts as a lens for understanding the distinct dynamics of violence and peace settlements in civil wars.

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Graduate seminar, SIPA, Columbia University.

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This seminar uses the literature on recent peace interventions as a lens for understanding the strengths and weaknesses of constructivist, critical, post-structuralist, and feminist approaches to international relations. 

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Graduate seminar, Political Science Department, GSAS, Columbia University.

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This research seminar focuses on recent conflict and post-conflict situations in Africa as a background against which to understand the distinct dynamics of violence and peace settlement in civil wars.

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Graduate Research Seminar, Yale University.

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How can we build peace in the aftermath of extensive violence? Is that even possible? This colloquium focuses on international peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding in recent conflicts. 

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Undergraduate Colloquium, Barnard College, Columbia University

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This colloquium focuses on aid in Africa as a background against which to understand the political implications of aid in complex emergency situations.

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Undergraduate Colloquium, Barnard College, Columbia University

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This class focuses on recent conflict and post-conflict situations in Africa and uses studies of these conflicts as a lens for understanding the distinct dynamics of violence, peace, and international interventions in civil wars.

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Undergraduate Lecture Class, Barnard & Columbia Colleges, Columbia University

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This seminar coaches and supports students throughout the design, research, and writing of their senior theses, the capstone of academic work at Barnard. 

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Undergraduate Seminar,
Barnard College, Columbia University.

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Resources

Resources to find a job

Jobs and internship opportunities in peacebuilding, development, humanitarian aid, and related fields

Useful advice

Publishing guidance for early-career researchers

Training, mentoring, and publication opportunities:

Videos with a lot of tips and information:

General advice and guidance:

Mentoring schemes specifically for African scholars:

Support, networking, and mentoring opportunities specifically for women and non-binary folks: 

Applying to Graduate School

Practical tips for research in Congo and other conflict zones

Favourite books

My syllabi are basically compilations—updated every time I teach a class— of my favorite books and articles on a given topic. So here are the lists of my top recommendations on:

Current and former students

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