Teaching

Teaching

At the University of Amsterdam, I teach and coordinate courses on European politics, the European Union, welfare states, social citizenship and migration as well as research skills. A list of my current courses can be found here. Currently, I am also part of a project on an intermediary (further) training for innovative democracy education, financed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

At the University of Kent, I was lucky and honored to receive a fully-funded PhD stipend from Q-Step, a £19.5 million teaching project funded by Nuffield, Higher Education Funding Council for England, and the Economic and Social Research Council, where we developed as a team innovative and inclusive teaching methods in the social science as well as taught new courses to our students. As part of my role in the team at the Q-Step Centre in Kent, I systematically evaluated the outcomes of these courses in the Kent Self-Study. I published an experimental evaluation of the project as the leading author in the Journal of Political Science Education, which you can access here. In addition, I completed a University Teaching Certificate at Kent, the Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, which focused on innovative didactics and inclusion.

During my five year BA/MA studies at the University of Hamburg, I worked as a supervisor in the Research Laboratory for surveys and experiments at the Department of Business, Economics and Social Science. Before starting my studies, I had different teaching roles, including experiences in rural UNESCO-affiliated high-schools in Mexico, during a social volunteer year through the German government program, weltwärts.

My current and past teaching includes the following BA/MA courses:

  • The future of European integration
  • A global crisis of democracies? Change and continuity in 21st century politics
  • The present and future of European social citizenship
  • The social dimension of the European Union
  • Introduction to comparative social policy
  • Political economy in the era of globalization
  • Radical right parties and the welfare state
  • Working-class politics
  • Migration and the welfare state
  • Critical thinking
  • Doing social research with numbers
  • Social research methods
  • An introduction to quantitative social research
  • Qualitative social research methods