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Teaching Philosophy

I value teaching depth of knowledge. I facilitate this goal in a number of ways. In my classes, students learn to engage with the fundamental concepts and ideas of texts and articles. They learn to think critically and creatively. I aim 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 I teach, 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 my 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 my 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 I work with students, I encourage them to conduct research and make arguments that are groundbreaking, where they are not afraid to follow the argument where it leads.


Teaching Experience 

Teaching at the University of Copenhagen:

Social Psychology                                                                            (Fall, 2019; 2020 2021; Spring, 2020)

Community Psychology                                                                   (Spring, 2020 - 2023; Fall, 2020 - 2022)

Qualitative Methods (M.A.)                                                              (Spring, 2020 - 2023; Fall, 2020 - 2021)  

Qualitative Methods (B.A.)                                                               (Fall, 2022)

Philosophy of Science                                                                      (Fall, 2022)

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)

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)



2023 – Present    Tenure Track advisor for Dr. Lau Lilleholt Honesty & Dishonesty

2023 – Present    PhD co-supervisor for Rachele Mazzini, Honesty & Dishonesty

2023 – Present    PhD co-supervisor for Anna-Louise Zheng Malfilâtre, Honesty & Dishonesty

2022 – Present    Postdoc advisor for Dr. Ludmila Bogdan USA Policies on Cultural Pluralism.

2022 – Present    Postdoc advisor for Dr. Flora Botelho Danish Policies on Cultural Pluralism. 

2020 – 2022        Postdoc advisor for Dr. Crystal Shackleford, un-American Activities (Now: Yale University)

2021 – Present    PhD co-supervisor for Bao-Thi Van Cong, Marginalized Identities & Solidarity  

2020 – Present    PhD supervisor for Thomas Madsen, Cultural Clashes, Gentrification, & Danish Ghettos

2020 – Present    MA advisor for c. 50 students at the University of Copenhagen

2017 – 2019        BA advisor for four students and MA advisor for one student at the University of Chicago

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