Teaching

Constitutional Difficulties in the Age of Trump (Princeton University, undergraduate course, spring 2019, under Prof. Keith Whittington).

Course description: A smorgasbord of constitutional law and politics. The unexpected election of Donald Trump in the fall of 2016 has ushered in a host of debates about less familiar features of the U.S. Constitution. A political outsider and populist, President Trump has pushed on inherited constitutional practices and assumptions. In an era of highly polarized politics, his opponents have likewise made innovative use of constitutional institutions and powers. The Trump presidency has generated unusual concerns about the stability and robustness of the American constitutional system. This course will try to make sense of those concerns and the constitutional debates of the past two years. (view syllabus by clicking here).

 

Introduction to Comparative Politics (Princeton University, undergraduate course, spring 2018, under Prof. Grigore Pop-Eleches).

Course description: This course introduces students to the study of comparative politics, defined as the study of domestic politics in both developing and advanced industrial countries. Course topics include the relationship between capitalism, democracy, and economic development; the implications of political institutional choices (such as electoral systems); the politics of ethnic diversity and conflict; and the dynamics of political mobilization (including protest). The course also provides an introduction to the comparative method, using both "classics" and recent research as examples. (view syllabus by clicking here).

 

Qualitative Research Methods (Princeton University, undergraduate course, fall 2015 & spring 2016, under Prof. Dov Grohsgal)

Course description: The Research Methods Lab will provide instruction and practical experience in the core qualitative and quantitative methods useful in policy analysis. The lab is intended to provide students with the tools necessary to design and integrate methodologically sound research into junior papers and senior theses. Equal time will be devoted to teaching quantitative and qualitative methods. Sessions will combine lecture, discussion, and hands-on lab activities (view syllabus by clicking here).

 

Judicial Politics (Princeton University, undergraduate course, spring 2016, under Prof. John Kastellec)

Course description: This course provides an introduction to the political science of law and courts. Topics typically include: bargaining and decision making on the U.S. Supreme Court; political struggles over doctrine within the judicial hierarchy; the politics of Supreme Court nominations; juries as political institutions; court packing, jurisdiction stripping and judicial intimidation (view syllabus by clicking here).