Teaching

Introduction to American Political Development (USA 310H1, University of Toronto)

This course provided students with an introduction to the subfield of American Political Development.  It explored the concepts, themes, debates, and methodologies that animate this literature.  Topics included:  race and civil rights; the causal role of timing, ideas, and policy feedback; the growth of administrative capacity; and electoral realignments.  Syllabus.

The Government and Politics of the United States (POLI 320A, University of British Columbia)

An introductory course on US politics.  It stressed enduring and contemporary empirical puzzles and normative questions about a wide variety of institutional and behavioral features, including: the Constitution, federalism, Congress, the Presidency, the bureaucracy, the courts, public opinion, political parties, elections, interest groups, and the media.  Syllabus.