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MY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My teaching philosophy and practices evolved as I taught students of wide-ranging backgrounds and ages at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. Among my experiences are leading study abroad programs, advising graduate students on their MA theses, and teaching adult ESL courses.

STUDY ABROAD

One of the best experiences I've had as a teacher is taking students abroad. At the University of Pennsylvania, I was the Summer Regional Program Director for Africa for the Lauder Institute for Management and International Studies. As Director, I travelled to six African countries, including Tanzania, Mauritius, Madagascar, and Mozambique, to conduct research on potential study abroad programs. I subsequently led an inaugural eight-week immersion in Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Africa during the summer of 2016 for eleven graduate students doing MAs in International Studies. I designed this immersion in collaboration with institutions such as the University of Witwatersrand, the Rift Valley Institute in Nairobi, and the St. Lawrence Program in Kenya. I also organized several visits to governmental organizations, including the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the United States Mission to the African Union, and the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

In addition, I had the opportunity to co-teach an inaugural Penn Global Seminar, a semester-long course for undergraduate students with an embedded study-abroad component. The one-week immersion I designed and led in Zanzibar included a tour of Stone Town, a workshop at the Dhow Countries Music Academy, and seminars with professors at the State University of Zanzibar.

COURSES TAUGHT

RECENT UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

  • Instructor, Race, Ethnicity, and the “Other” in Africa, Advanced Module, Department of History, University College London — Fall 2017

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  • Instructor, Africa, Decolonization, and Internationalism, Thematic Module, Department of History, University College London — Fall 2017.

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  • Instructor, Transoceanic Encounters: East Africa and the Indian Ocean, Department of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania — Spring 2016

  • Instructor, Africa, Decolonization, and Internationalism, Department of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania — Spring 2016

  • Co-Instructor with Amel Mili and Mauro Guillen, Blend of Cultures: Conflict and Cooperation in Morocco and Zanzibar, Penn Global Seminar, University of Pennsylvania —Spring 2015

RECENT GRADUATE COURSES

  • Instructor, Decolonization and its Afterlives in Africa, Department of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania —Fall 2016

  • Instructor, Area History: African Cultures and Societies, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania — May 2016