Teaching




Resources for Undergraduate Students at the University of Colorado


RESEARCH: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at CU (Apply for money to do research with faculty. NEXT DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 14, 2020)


WRITE & PUBLISH: Colorado Political Science Review (Write an article or a letter to the editor, or apply to be an editor!)

On October 17, 2019, six undergraduate students at the University of Colorado—Ian Hogg, Brian Iraheta, Kavya Kannan, Cameron Love,  Kevin Ordonez, and Ayomi Rajapakse—presented their findings about how authoritarian regimes invest in higher education.


Classes Taught

Undergraduate classes
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Russian Politics
Central & East European Politics
EU and Central & East European Politics

Graduate Courses for M.A. students
Russian Politics, short course (cours d'ouverture), Sciences Po Bordeaux

Graduate Seminars for Ph.D. students
Comparative Political Economy
Comparative Political Institutions
         Dissertation Writing Seminar
         Teaching Political Science Seminar



Work Co-Authored with Students
Students Names Indicated with a "*"

Joseph B. Schaffer*, Sarah Wilson Sokhey, and A.Kadir Yildirim. 2019. "Classy Behavior: The Big Political Role of Small Business Owners,” Comparative European Politics, Vol. 17, Issue 1 (February): 22-48.

Amy Liu, Megan Roosevelt*, and Sarah Wilson Sokhey. 2017. “Trade and the Recognition of Commercial Lingua Francas: Russian Language Laws in Post-Soviet Countries," Economics & Politics, Vol. 29, Issue 1 (March), pp. 48-68.


“Party Promises: What Politicians Offer When Governing Institutions Are Poor,” with Danilo Gjukovikj*. We examine how the perception of governance quality influences the content of party manifestos in relation to social policies including education. Being drafted.

“Authoritarian Investments in Higher Education,” with Jeffrey Nonnemacher*. We use data from official government news sources to evaluate how and why the authoritarian regimes of Russia, China, and Singapore choose to invest in higher education. Presented at the Southern Political Science Association conference in January 2020.             


“Undergraduate Research Opportunities: Reflections on Summer Coding Project,” with Jeffrey Nonnemacher*. Presented at the Southern Political Science Association conference in January 2020 and nominated for the Malcom Jewell Award for best paper authored by a graduate student.

Pedagogy: My Work Promoting Teaching

Tips &Tricks for Teaching is a project that I completed as part of my participation as an ASSETT Faculty Fellow.

Session 1 - Intro to Tips & Tricks along with info on Discussion Techniques, Mini-Simulations, and Current Events Coverage
Note: For future online "sessions" I will be recording the topics above separately as short videos so that faculty can quickly access the topics in which they are most interested.



Designing a Syllabus Workshop