Teaching Interests

I am interested in teaching courses on governance in developing countries, or more broadly in comparative politics, political economy or development economics.  I could also leverage my practical experience to develop courses on “Policy Innovation and Experimentation” or on “Behavioral Field Research”.

Helping students to realize their intellectual and professional potential is extraordinarily rewarding to me. This is reflected in my teaching evaluations, which emphasize students’ appreciation for my resourceful teaching style and my enthusiasm for helping them succeed.

My greatest priority in teaching is to ensure that students leave my courses with analytical awareness and tangible skills that will serve them throughout their careers. For that reason, I also enjoy teaching courses in research design, causal inference and statistics at any level.

Teaching Experience

Independent teaching (Yale)

  • PLSC 413/AFST 413/GLBL 328/AFST 513/GLBL 516 Governance in Africa (Spring 2016 & Spring 2017).
    Syllabus  |  Evaluations (undergraduate): 4/5  |  Evaluations (graduate): 4/5

Graduate courses (Yale)

  • PLSC 500 Quantitative Methods (PhD-track), Teaching Fellow, Prof. Dan Butler

Undergraduate courses (Yale)

  • PLSC 342 Cause & Effect: Research Design in the Social Sciences (undergraduate/masters), Teaching Fellow, Prof. Thad Dunning (2 lab sections/week, supervision of student research projects, guest lecture). View evaluations…
  • PLSC 203b Inequality and American Democracy (undergraduate), Teaching Fellow, Prof. Jacob Hacker (1 section/week and writing instruction). View evaluations…

Other teaching experience

  • Designed and delivered 1-day workshops on policy experimentation for decision makers at the Ministries of Territorial Administration and Decentralization in Guinea (2010) and Burkina Faso (2013).
  • Served as instructor/facilitator at World Bank workshops on evidece-based policy making in Asmara (2008), Addis Ababa (2009), Dubai (2010), Dakar (2011) and other occasions.
  • Lecture ‘Governance in Africa’ at the German military leadership academy (2019).

Teaching Evaluations