Dr. Power values teaching depth of knowledge. He facilitates this goal in a number of ways. In his classes, students learn to engage with the fundamental concepts and ideas of texts and articles. They learn to think critically and creatively. Dr. Power aims to cultivate an environment where students think about the “big picture” of academic research.
Teaching and research are inseparable. The connections between research and teaching help students to learn how to evaluate and produce social scientific evidence. It encourages them to engage with theoretical and empirical work so they can learn how to assess research at multiple levels of analysis. In the classes he teaches, beyond learning how to deconstruct knowledge and to question received wisdom, students must also learn how to construct balanced evidence-based arguments from their readings of core texts and articles, develop ways to evaluate research, and to advance academic knowledge through critical and creative thinking. Moreover, in all his lectures and seminars, students learn to think beyond the specifics of each academic study or idea and to locate these central issues within a broad context. Readings in his courses often pull from across the social sciences, from researchers located throughout the world, to inform critical and creative debates on core topics of social, cultural, moral, and political interest.
When he works with students, Dr. Power instills in them a focus on the “big picture”, to conduct research and make arguments that are groundbreaking, where they are not afraid to follow the argument where it leads.
Assistant Professor teaching at the University of Copenhagen:
Social Psychology (Fall, 2019; 2020; Spring, 2020)
Community Psychology (Spring, 2020, 2021; Fall, 2020)
Qualitative Methods (Spring, 2020, 2021; Fall, 2020; 2021)
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago:
Political Psychology: Rallies, Riots, & Revolutions (Fall, 2017; Winter, 2019)
Remembering and Imagining in Human Development (Winter, 2018; Spring, 2019)
Methods that Matter in the Social Sciences (Spring, 2018, Winter, 2019)
Teaching experience throughout PhD:
Lecturer in Mind in Context: (Spring, 2016, 2018; 2019)
Intern lecturer for Mind, (Fall, Winter, Spring 2014 & 2015)
Lecturer Cultural Psychology of Violence (A.U.P) (Summer, 2015)
T.A. Cultural Psychology (Fall, 2013 (BA); Fall, 2014 (MA/PhD))
T.A. Power & Influence (MBA, Booth School of Business) (Fall, 2013 – Spring, 2019 (13 classes)
T.A. Negotiations (MBA, Booth School of Business) (Fall, 2018) T.A. Decision Making (MBA, Booth School of Business) (Winter, 2018)
2020 – Present Postdoc advisor for Dr. Crystal Shackleford, Cultural Clashes & un-American Activities
2020 – Present PhD supervisor for Thomas Madsen, Cultural Clashes, Gentrification, & Danish Ghettos
2020 – Present MA advisor for 14 students at the University of Copenhagen
2017 – 2019 BA advisor for four students and MA advisor for one student at the University of Chicago