Exemplary Student Work

Activity in which students developed a theory for the rising appeal of illiberal populism.

I am very proud of the work that students have produced in my classes. The following pieces have earned competitive awards or achieved peer-reviewed publication:

  • For my Spring 2022 Politics of Development course, students used the medium of their choice to present a data deep-dive on a development problem of their choice. Alisa Aleksanian’s podcast on homophobia in Armenia received a Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE) Creative Project Award. Listen to the podcast here: Alisa Aleksanian, “Fleeing Homophobia: LGBT Exclusion and Development in Armenia.”
  • For my Winter 2022 Citizenship in the 21st Century course, students wrote a final paper in which they analyzed historical controversies over belonging at Stanford. Sophia Wu’s essay charting a more inclusive approach to teaching the Western canon received the COLLEGE Boothe Prize for outstanding expository or argumentative writing by a first-year student: See Sophia Wu, “Renovating the Classical Carrier of the Eternal Human Experience,” Citizenship in the 21st Century.
  • In 2019-20, I served as the senior essay advisor in Yale’s Ethics, Politics, and Economics department, where I led a research seminar and conducted regular consultations with students writing senior essays. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Joshua Monrad wrote an essay on the ethics of vaccine trials for epidemic diseases. The project quickly became tragically urgent. See Joshua Teperowski Monrad, “Ethical considerations for epidemic vaccine trials,” Journal of Medical Ethics 46 (2020): 1-5.