Teaching Experience

As instructor of record, University of Colorado Boulder

Latin American Politics (Syllabus, Fall 2017)

  • This course is an introduction to the politics of Latin America. The course centers on the following question: What are the challenges to democracy in Latin America and how do they prevent democratic consolidation? We will focus on four overarching themes: 1) authoritarian legacy 2) inequality 3) violence and 4) contentious politics.

Global Development (Syllabus, Fall 2014)

  • Why are some countries rich and others poor? We will explore a wide range of possible reasons and explanations for why so many countries are poor within three frameworks: 1) Geography 2) the South and 3) the West.

Revolution and Political Violence (Syllabus, Spring 2016)

  • The purpose of this course is to understand the process of revolution. We examine a number of different revolutions across time and space to understand the causes, tactics, and outcomes of revolution.

International Behavior (Online Syllabus, Fall 2016)

  • The primary objective of this course is to provide a framework for systematically and rigorously understanding current events in international relations. We examine state behavior in international security and in international political economy.

American Foreign Policy (Syllabus, Fall 2017)

  • In this course, we seek to understand how and why foreign policy decisions are made. We explore explanations within three broad frameworks: 1) theoretical perspectives 2) historical perspectives and 3) domestic institutional perspectives.


As instructor of record, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, Mexico

Global Development (Syllabus, Spring 2011)

Ethics, Self, and Society (Syllabus, Spring 2011)

  • The course will cover contemporary ethical problems and give the student theories and tools to use in order to critically analyze such dilemmas.

Business Ethics (Syllabus, Spring 2011)

  • This course applies ethical theories and provides a framework for making ethical decisions in a variety of professional settings and analyzes the consequences of such decisions for workers, consumers, the environment, and society.

Introduction to Sociology (Syllabus, Fall 2008)

  • This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of the sociological analysis of human behavior. A global analysis is emphasized so that students understand social diversity and how society influences the lives of different groups and individuals.

As a teaching assistant, University of Colorado Boulder

  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Military Politics in Latin America
  • Middle East Politics
  • Revolution and Political Violence
  • International Law

Other Courses Interested in Teaching

  • Politics of Poverty and Inequality
  • Political Economy
  • Law and Society in Developing Countries
  • Ethnic Politics
  • Democracy in Developing Countries
  • Undergraduate Research Methods

Teaching Awards

Best teacher in the Department of Humanities, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico (Spring 2009 & Spring 2010)


Primary advisor, Undergraduate Research Fellowship, University of Colorado Boulder

  • 2015 Project: “Reforming the Revolution: the Ascent of Neoliberal Hegemony in Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party.”
    • Qualitative Design
    • Received second-highest score in class of ten
  • 2017 Project: In progress

Primary advisor, Political Internship (CU in DC), University of Colorado Boulder, 2017

  • Oversee Washington D.C. internships of six students