I teach European history from the Renaissance to the present, with a particular focus on 19th- and 20th-century Germany. My classroom teaching emphasizes the skills of good historians & democratic citizens alike: careful & critical reading, generous engagement with the ideas of others, & persuasive argumentation.
teaching fields & advising interests
Modern Europe & Germany; history of democracy; intellectual history & political theory; queer history; historiography; histories of the self & subject; history of emotions; history & literature.
teaching prizes & distinctions
University Centennial Teaching Award, Stanford University. 2018.
*Prize for Best Graduate Teaching of an Undergraduate Seminar, Department of History, Stanford University. 2015.
†Invited Participant, “Graduate Student and Faculty Collaborative Teaching in the Humanities,” Stanford University. Supported by the Teagle Foundation. 2012–13.
courses taught at UBC
Twentieth-Century Germany. Survey lecture course. HIST 356, Spring 2019.
Histories of Democracy. Capstone research seminar. HIST 490P, Spring 2019.
courses taught at stanford university
Brave New World: Berlin in the Twenties.* A small seminar course introducing students to the Weimar Republic (1918–33) as well as the sources & methods of historical inquiry. HISTORY 39S, Winter 2015.
Emotion, Power, & the Making of Modern Europe.† Lecture–based survey course of modern European history through the lens of emotions. Additional seminar discussions. Emphasis on major works of literature & political philosophy. HISTORY 231K, Spring 2013. With Edith Sheffer.
Research Seminar for Majors. Workshop-style course designed to support undergraduates in the production of a major research paper (20–25pp.). HISTORY 209S. As Writing Fellow with Nancy Kollmann (2017) & Keith Baker (2017, 2015).
Peer Teaching Mentor & Coordinator of Graduate Pedagogy Program, Department of History, Stanford University. Responsible for training new TAs, convening a syllabus-design seminar, & mentoring graduate students in teaching best practices. 2016–17.
External Reviewer, History Curriculum, International Baccalaureate Organization. 2016–17.
Teaching Assistant, HISTORY 10/110C: Introduction to Modern Europe. For J. P. Daughton, Stanford University. Spring 2012.
Teaching Assistant, HISTORY 106B: Global Human Geography, Europe & Americas. For Martin Lewis, Stanford University. Winter 2012.
in the news
Professors for the 21st Century: Team-Teaching Toward the PhD at Stanford. Huffington Post, April 24, 2013.