As a political scientist teaching at a polytechnic university, I see my role here as introducing students not just to certain concepts, political realities and current events, but more importantly demonstrating how we are all both influenced by and can influence policy. My teaching interests span both U.S. and international politics, with a particular emphasis on development, sustainability, urbanization and technology policy. Favorite courses include Science & Technology Policy, Technology & Economic Development and International Security. My teaching dovetails with my research interests in international development, which focus specifically on how gender and representation intersect with things like development finance, health, and urban development.
Selected Publications & Presentations:
- “The Politics of Safe Motherhood: Reducing Maternal Mortality in the Developing World” presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 2019.
- “Multilateral Development Banks as Conduits for South-South Cooperation.” (with Luis Daniel Rosero) Journal of Global South Studies. Vol. 35, No. 1.
- “What next for Microfinance? How the broader financial context matters for effective microfinance outreach” Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. Vol. 17, Issue 4.