Teaching (Graduate Assistant)

Race is Socially Constructed: Now What? (Prof. Ruha Benjamin)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2016

The truism that "race is socially constructed" hides more than it reveals. Have Irish Americans always been white? Are people of African descent all black? Is calling Asian Americans a "model minority" a compliment? Does race impact who we date or marry? In this course, students develop a sophisticated conceptual toolkit to make sense of such contentious cases of racial vision and division as the uprising in Ferguson.

Practical Ethics (Prof. Peter Singer)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2015

Should we be trying to live our lives so as to do the most good, and if so, what would that involve? Does a human embryo have a greater claim to protection than a chimpanzee? Should we be able to choose to end our own life, if we are terminally ill? Are we ethically required to limit our greenhouse gas emissions? What is an ethical diet? Are we justified in eating animals? Why should we act ethically, anyway?

Workshops and Advising

Semester: 

N/A

Offered: 

2014

In addition to undergraduate courses, I have led writing workshops at the Bard High School Early College (NYC, NY) and taught language classes for primary, secondary, and adult students as part of the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme (Gifu, Japan). At Princeton, I have served as an advisor for the Politics Department's Senior Thesis Writing Group and currently, in my role as resident graduate student, mentor undergraduates of Princeton's Whitman College.

Modern Political Theory (Prof. Alan Ryan)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2012

This course discusses political order, law, revolution, freedom, democracy, and feminism in the writings of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Tocqueville, Marx, and Mill.

Professor: Alan Ryan

Political Theory (Prof. Alan Ryan)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2012

The course explores ideas about justice, authority, freedom, and revolution in the work of classical and modern authors from Plato to Marx. It will be both thematic and historical in nature - and introductory. Sample reading list includes: Plato (Gorgias, Republic), Aristotle (Politics), Machiavelli (The Prince, Discourses on Livy), Hobbes (Leviathan), Mill (Liberty), Marx (Communist Manifesto).

Professor: Alan Ryan