Instructor of Record

Populism, Fascism, and the Far Right, Georgetown University (Spring 2023).

This course offers a sweeping, interdisciplinary overview of far-right and populist movements around the world (albeit with special focus on the US and Europe) and across the modern era. The class is divided up into four portions: populism and the far-right, fascism, the extreme right, and the inter- and transnational relations of the far-right. Beyond offering students a working knowledge of historical and contemporary far-right movements, and the continuities and evolutions between them, this course also evaluates the “nationalist international” frame. It also challenges students to explore the role of concepts in social science: how valuable are the labels of “populism,” “fascism,” and “far-right” and what do we gain or lose by using these labels?

Guest Lectures & Invited Talks

  • No Problem? Climate, Subversion, and Grand Strategy in a Changing World, Seminar, John Quincy Adams Society Conference, Arlington, VA (20 July 2022).
  • Realism, Liberalism, & IR Theory, Q&A, Georgetown University (9 June 2021).
  • International Order & Hegemony, Round Table, American University (11 March 2021).
  • Liberal International Order, Lecture/Talk, University of Cincinnati (30 November 2020).
  • US-Russia Relations, Lecture, Georgetown University (5 December 2018).
  • Russia and the Far Right, Lecture, Towson University (20 November 2018).

Teaching Assistant

8 sections across 4 Intro to IR courses at Georgetown University from Fall 2018-Spring 2020.

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching style, willingness to help students, and ability to illustrate complex ideas with clear examples have garnered positive evaluations. As a first-generation college student, I work hard to make all students feel welcome and able to succeed. Beyond a better understanding of international relations, I try to make sure that my students develop writing and critical thinking skills that will serve them during life.


Being conversant in the major theoretical debates, I would be well positioned to teach an introductory course or a more intensive IR theory class. I can also teach on more specialized topics including international security, US foreign policy, the Interwar, Cold War, and Contemporary eras, US-Russia relations, grand strategy, state formation, and international order, among others. I am currently developing a potential course offering a new approach to “Intro to IR.” This course challenges the domestic analogy and instead centers international hierarchies rather than anarchy. I have participated in the Apprenticeship in Teaching Program run through the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship.