Introduction to Comparative Politics, Princeton - Fall 2015 (Professor: Grigore Pop-Eleches)
Teaching Assistant. This undergraduate course surveys institutions of government and explores the role of government in economic and social affairs in developing as well as advanced industrial countries. The overarching theme is the relationship between capitalism, democracy, and economic development. The course also provides an introduction to the comparative method.
Latin American Politics, Princeton - Fall 2016 (Professor: Maria Paula Saffon)
Teaching Assistant. This course explores the main puzzles of Latin America’s political developments and the theoretical approaches that have been adopted to elucidate them. It attempts to identify the deep transformations that occurred across different historical periods and examines the factors that contributed to these structural changes. From colonialism to recent democratic transitions, the course’s readings offer a combination of theoretical discussions and empirical explorations aimed at understanding regional patterns and cross-country differences.
Comparative Political Economy of Development, Princeton - Fall 2017 (Professor: Deborah Yashar)
Teaching Assistant. This graduate-level course is organized around three sections that focus on core theoretical debates and development challenges. The course begins by asking what constitutes development and exploring the role of states and markets. The second section evaluates debates about democracy, citizenship, and civil society – both as ends in themselves as well as their debated relationship with development. The final section focuses on several contemporary challenges and policy debates, including poverty alleviation programs, gendered development, violence, and activism.