Teaching

I offer courses in core international relations, as well as on international security, urban security, war and diplomacy, and international organizations. Extensive data collection and analyses experience has also equipped me to teach a range of courses related to qualitative methodology.

As a teacher, I make courses accessible and engaging so that students learn substantive material, think critically about theoretical frameworks and practical experience, and thoroughly understand and represent relevant arguments in the classroom and beyond. I employ a student-centered, active learning approach to teaching. Group activities and guided discussions regularly supplement my lectures in the classroom. I also deliberately incorporate assignments that actively help students hone widely applicable skills to their future careers, such as critical analyses, writing skills, presentation skills, and research. I take a scaffolded approach to these assignments, where students have the opportunity to start with simpler aspects of the assignment and gradually build up to more complex exercises, with ample feedback provided at each step.

Department of International Relations, Özyeğin University

Power: A Study in Political Theory

The Future of Global Security

Critical Humanitarianism

Cities and War

Civil War

Introduction to International Relations

International Relations Theory

Political Thought

Invited Lectures

“The situation in Afghanistan,” Robert College International Model United Nations, 12 April 2022

“The day that everything changed: 9/11, New York City, and the ‘transformation’ of security,” Bilkent POLS Talks, 16 November 2021

“The power politics of nature,” Plenary speech at 14th Pan-European Conference, European International Studies Association, 17 September 2021

“Kashmir: Retrospect and prospect,” OzU Diplomacy Club, 28 November 2019

Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota (2013-2018)

Instructor of Record

Political Ideas and Ideologies

Teaching Assistant

Contemporary Politics in Africa in Global and Historical Perspective

Revolution, Democracy, and Empire: Modern Political Thought

Introduction to Political Theory

Governments and Markets

Chinese Politics