Teaching

My teaching experience is multi-disciplinary and covers graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Political Science, School of the Environment and Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

Course Instructor

POL380 Terrorists, Technocrats, and Transnational Advocacy Networks: Non-State Actors in the International System (2014)
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Co-instructed with M. Laurence
Is the state still the dominant actor in the international system? If not the state, then who? Since the Treaty of Westphalia (or arguably sooner), humans systems of rule have been characterized by territorially-defined, fixed and mutually-exclusive enclaves of legitimate dominion. In other words: states. However, the modern state system is increasingly confronted by an array of woes that transcend territorial boundaries, from climate change to terrorism to global recession. This begs the question: who has the political authority to deal with these problems? This course addresses this question by surveying the growing ranks of non-state actors who play a role in global governance. In doing so, it seeks to critically reflect on the continued importance of the state to global governance and to assess the prospects and perils of shifting political authority outside the state system. Core questions include: when and how do non-state actors matter? When and how do states still matter? Which avenues of influence can non-state actors use to achieve their goals? And how should international relations theory respond to the growing role of non-state actors in global politics?

Teaching Assistant

2015

Critical Issues in Politics – Politics in a Changing Climate, University of Toronto Scarborough (Prof. Hoffmann)
Global Policy Analysis, University of Toronto St. George (Prof. Prichard)
Global Issues and Governance, University of Toronto Scarborough (Prof. Hoffmann)

2014
Introduction to International Relations, University of Toronto Scarborough (Prof. Ahmad)
Global Policy Analysis, University of Toronto St. George (Prof. Prichard)
Comparative Development in Political Perspective, University of Toronto Scarborough (Prof. Fu)

2013
Comparative Development in International Perspective, University of Toronto Scarborough (Prof. Teichman)
Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, University of Toronto St. George (Prof. Appolloni)
Comparative Development in Political Perspective, University of Toronto Scarborough (Prof. Rice)

2012
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Environment, University of Toronto St. George (Prof. Ing)
Comparative Development in International Perspective, University of Toronto Scarborough (Prof. Rice)
Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, University of Toronto St. George (Prof. MacDonald)
Global Issues and Governance, University of Toronto Scarborough (Prof. Wiafe-Amoako)

2011
Exploring Globalization, University of Toronto Scarborough (Prof. Skrobacki)
Globalization and Governance, University of Toronto Scarborough (Prof. Skrobacki)

2010
Comparative Development in International Perspective, University of Toronto Scarborough (Prof. Moorsom)

2005
Introduction to Canadian Politics, University of British Columbia (Prof. Cutler)