Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Introduction to International Studies (Intl St 101), Fall 2022. This
course introduces the field of international studies, and performs an interdisciplinary examination of the cultural, political, economic, and social patterns that have defined the modern world. There are four keywords that will help you “get a grip” on the course. First, we approach global issues from a grassroots (G) perspective. That is, this course emphasizes context-sensitive, place-based approaches over abstract, predictive models. Second, we use a relational (R) worldview. Rather than viewing different places as separate, bounded communities – “us” and “them” – we look at the transnational ties that bind together the fates of people in different parts of the world. Third, we encourage interdisciplinary (I) analysis. Instead of confining ourselves to one set of tools we have to find the most suitable approach for the task at hand. Finally, the course is oriented toward better understanding some of the major problems (P) that confront the world today. Again, rather than isolating a particular issue the emphasis is on how challenges such as poverty, insecurity, ill health and climate change are entangled with one another.
Introduction to Survey Methods for Social Research (Soc 351), Spring 2021. This is an intermediate undergraduate research methodology course that introduces the principles underlying the uses of surveys for social research. This course provides practice in the methodological and statistical skills learned in introductory methods and statistics while teaching concepts and principles of survey methodology. The course is divided into four units. The first unit focuses on issues of how to represent a population using the basic concepts of sampling. The second unit focuses on issues surrounding data collection including study design, administration, and response rates. The second half of the course focuses on measurement. The third unit is about refining concepts and questionnaire design. The fourth unit focuses on writing and testing survey questions.
Population Problems (Soc 170), Fall 2020. This sociology course draws on materials and perspectives from the related fields of demography (the statistical study of populations) and epidemiology (the study of the distribution and determinants of health and disease states in populations). We examine how certain social phenomena—particularly structural inequality—influence and are reproduced by population change both globally and in the contemporary United States. Throughout the course, we focus on issues that feature in current social science and public policy debates, including population aging, fertility and reproduction, immigration, and social inequalities. We pay special attention to health disparities by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.
Reader, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Sociological Enterprise (Soc 211), Summer 2021. This course is intended to provide an introductory overview of the discipline of sociology, including (a) a selection of the sub-fields and specialized areas of research in sociology; (b) a variety of theoretical approaches to understanding social life; and (c) different research methods used by sociologists, both quantitative and qualitative.
Teaching Assistant, Universidad del Pacífico
Microeconomics II (2016)
Private Evaluation of Projects (2016-2017)