I teach undergraduate courses that combine my interests in history, philosophy, politics, and the creative practice of writing. These range from broad historical surveys like Ancient Civilizations and Comparative Revolutions, to surveys of political ideas like The History of Democracy and The History of Fascism, to more process-oriented courses like Research for a Creative Practice. My role extends to the supervision of independent studies, thesis research advising, and serving on thesis review boards.
I was an English-language proofreader for this highly regarded physical science journal headquartered in Paris, France. I proofread scientific papers in a range of fields, from nuclear physics to polymers, written by scientists from all over the world for whom English is a second language.
I conducted interviews, reviewed article submissions, and advised on editorial decision making for this large-format print and online magazine founded and run by graduate students at King’s College, Cambridge University.
I was responsible for leading small group discussions, assigning essay topics, and giving detailed feedback on essays for third-year politics students, as part of the year-long course Political Philosophy and the History of Political Thought since 1890. I also led seminar-style group discussions on the topic “What is power?” for the Cambridge History Faculty’s undergraduate capstone course Historical Argument and Practice.
Research is all about writing, but most PhD programs don't teach students how to produce the writing needed to get a PhD, publish research, or win fellowships and grants. Plus, the academic environment can feel as cold and harsh as the South Pole. But just as penguins form social huddles to survive the Antarctic winter, researchers can form writing groups to help them learn how to write more, ... read more
Traditional explorations of war look through the lens of history and military science, focusing on big events, big battles, and big generals. By contrast, The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspective views war through the lens of the social sciences, looking at the causes, processes and effects of war and drawing from a vast group of fields such as communication and mass media, eco... read more
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