My teaching philosophy is rooted in a commitment to foster critical thinking in my students and practice reflective learning as an instructor. In my courses, I emphasize discussion, and I am highly attentive to selecting thought-provoking course readings and multimedia in order to stimulate debate and expose students to new ideas and concepts. My courses are appropriate for students that are interested in both the academic debates on peace, conflict, and development, as well as those interested in working in international development cooperation. I also regularly supervise graduate students.

In addition, to my regularly scheduled courses, I frequently lecture and give short courses to policymakers and more general audiences. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in taking one of my courses, would like copies of my teaching evaluations, or would be interested in hosting me at your institution.

Graduate Supervision

  • Supervisor, 39 Master’s Students in Political Science and Human Geography since 2011 [For a list of MA theses, click here.]
  • PhD Co-supervisor, Maya Turolla, Youth in Agribusiness in Uganda: An Ethnography of a Development Trend (Radboud University and University of Bologna); PhD granted September 2019.
  • PhD Co-supervisor, Ludovico Alcorta, Exploring the ‘Dark Matter’ of Conflict: The Role of Inequalities, Perceptions, Identity and Social Capital’ (Radboud University); PhD granted December 2019.

Courses Taught at Radboud

  • Political and Geographical Conflict Resolution (MA)
  • Conflict, Aid and Development (MA)
  • Preparing Your Master’s Thesis (MA)
  • Conflicting Theories (MA)
  • Conflict and Governance in Africa (BA)
  • Qualitative Methods (BA)
  • Approaches to Peacebuilding (BA)