I am currently a University Teacher in International Relations in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield. I have written about my teaching practice for the E-IR Ivory Tower blog, and you can access my postings here. Details of my current teaching can be found here, but I have variously taught:

  • POL117 Introduction to International Relations
  • POL232 Contemporary US Foreign Policy
  • POL3019 Terrorism, Violence and the State
  • POL3100 Explaining Politics
  • POL3121 War, Peace & Justice
  • POL6004 Understanding Politics
  • POL6005 Contemporary Global Security
  • POL6007 Research & Dissertation Preparation

I addition I have supervised in total approx. 35 Undergraduate and 8 Masters dissertations as well approx. 25 shorter student research projects. Before this, within the School of Politics & International Studies at the University of Leeds I taught and lectured on PIED1511 Introduction to International Politics, PIED2501 Theories of International Relations and PIED3502 The Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute. Prior to this I taught history (Development of Western Civilization, and the Middle East since Muhammad) as part of my Masters at Central Michigan University.

In May 2016 my submission to the British International Studies Association Learning & Teaching Committee BISA-HEA Award for Excellence in Teaching International Studies by a PGR was graded ‘Highly Commended’. The committee were struck by my ‘innovation and imagination’, which demonstrated my ‘very strong commitment to student learning and reflective practice through a wide portfolio of initiatives’. In April 2018 I was nominated but not shortlisted for Outstanding Feedback in that year’s Sheffield Students’ Union Annual Academic Awards.