My teaching places students as main actors of their learning experience. They are encouraged to develop critical thinking while they take the lead in constructing scenarios that allow them to connect ideas, theoretical frameworks and methodologies to praxis. I value and recognise students’ professional and personal experiences as pivotal in developing their knowledge and independence of thought. In my modules, I encourage active participation, reflexive practices and the development of various academic and professional skills. My research-led teaching aims to foster critical thinking around the complexities,  multiple levels and actors involved in migration dynamics and governance.

In 2019-2020 I will teach on the following modules at the School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London:

Undergraduate

  • GEG5128 Spaces of Uneven Development (convenor)

  • GEG4004 Research Methods for Geographers and Environmental Scientists (contributor)

  • GEG5103 Geographical Research in Practice (contributor)

 

Postgraduate

  • GEG7120 Geographical Thought and Practice (convenor)

  • GEG7137 Re-theorizing Development Futures (contributor)

  • GEG7129 Migration and mobilities (contributor)

I regularly teach in different Summer Schools on migration:

In 2017-2018, I co-convened a module in the Global Political Economy MA, 'Business, Labour and Migration' with Genevieve LeBaron, at the University of Sheffield. In the Politics Department I also taught the MA module POL6003: The Politics of Global Migration (Module Leader 2015 – 2017) and the level 3 undergraduate module POL3147: The Politics of Asylum.

I have also taught in the Department of Geography and for the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield:

Level 1 Modules

  • 2015 GEO163 Information and Communication Skills for Geographers – GTA

  • 2012 - 2015 GEO151 Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography - GTA

  • 2015 - 2016 The State of Sheffield Challenge, Faculty of Social Sciences.

Level 3 Modules

  • 2015 GEO336 Development & Global Change – GTA

 

PhD Modules – Faculty of Social Sciences

  • 2014 – 2015 FCS670 Qualitative Methods for Social Science Research – GTA

  • 2015 – 2016 FCS6100 Research Ethics and Integrity – Seminar Tutor

 

During 2017 and 2018 I was Thesis Mentor as part of the ‘Think Ahead Programme’ at the University of Sheffield. I was recognised as a ‘Dedicated Outstanding Thesis Mentor’ in November 2017 and May 2018.

Teaching

© 2019 by Marcia Vera Espinoza. 

All photos and images by Marcia Vera Espinoza

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