My teaching philosophy places students at the centre 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.
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since June 2020.
GEG6147 Geographies of Forced Migration (convenor)
GEG5128 Spaces of Uneven Development (convenor)
GEG4004 Research Methods for Geographers and Environmental Scientists (contributor)
GEG5103 Geographical Research in Practice (contributor)
GEG6000 Independent Geographical Study (supervisor)
GEG7129 Migration and mobilities (contributor)
GEG7107, GEG7108 and GEG7118 Dissertation (supervisor)
Nuni Jorgensen (with Rachel Humphris) PHD-QMUL: ‘Fleeing South: The Impact of Patchwork Policies on Transnational Venezuelan Families in Latin America’ (starting in 2020-). QMUL Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship.
Giovanna Gini (with Kerry Holden) PHD-QMUL: 'Anthropocene Mobilities: identity as a process between materialities and mobilities' (2019-). QMUL Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship.
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.