Teaching

My teaching involves the application of methods that (I) address the explicit and hidden hierarchies within the classroom and encourage the students to articulate their own standpoints through active participation; (II) concretise how theoretical frameworks reflect and shape the way in which we interpret global politics; (III) stress the significance of alternative methodologies and forms of knowledge beyond the dominant paradigms in International Studies. I employ role-playing methods and audio-visual interactive teaching techniques to encourage the students to take an active role in shaping the discussion. These methods also challenge the students to utilise alternative frameworks that they might not have considered otherwise. I remain committed to providing a rich learning experience to my students beyond the classroom. To this end, I provide my students with links to relevant blog posts, magazine articles, audio and video clips as well as contributing to the Twitter hashtags of the modules I teach.

At Sheffield Politics, I am the course convenor of the MA in Global Political Economy and lead the following modules:

POL217 The Political Economy of Global Capitalism (Level 2)
POL3030 Marx and Contemporary Marxism (Level 3)
POL3031 The Making of the Modern Middle East (Level 3)