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Teaching

In teaching African history, I learned to focus on assisting students to imagine themselves in the positions of various individuals at various times and spaces in African life. In teaching World History, I extended this approach with a focus on global conceptualization, finding similarities in human experience over long period of time, and considering the past through interactions at multiple scales. I find that students advance in their ability to develop and defend interpretations of society through study of World History, and that gain special insight through focus on African experiences.

Current Teaching

2015

  HIST 0700, World History for Global Studies (SPRING)

  HIST 2020, Graduate Seminar on Interdisciplinary Methodology (SPRING)

2014

  HIST 0700, World History (FALL)

Past Graduate Teaching

2014

  HIST 2718, World History Core Seminar (SPRING)

  HIST 2902, Directed Study in Digital Humanities (SPRING)

(on leave Fall 2012 and Spring 2013)

2012

  CLST 2006. Interdisciplinary Methodology (SPRING)

2010

  HIST 2902, Directed Study: World History (SPRING)

2009

  HIST 2001, Interdisciplinary Methodology (FALL)

  HIST 2716, Seminar in Empires in World History (SPRING)

2008

  HIST 2727, Seminar in Africa and the Atlantic (SPRING)

2006 - 2007

  HIST 2714, Seminar in Capitalism and Empire (SPRING 2007)

1995 – 2003 (Northeastern University)

  HST 3221, Topics in World History: Migration (FALL 2003)
  HST 3592, Seminar in Global Cultural History (SPRING 2003)
  HST 3509, The African Diaspora (FALL 2002)
  HST 3591, Seminar in Global Political History (WINTER 2002)
  HST 3251, Theory and Method (SPRING 2001)
  HST 3593, Seminar in Global Social History (FALL 2000)
  HST 3244, Global Historiography (WINTER 2000)
  HST 3251, Theory and Method (SPRING 2000)
  HST 3244, Global Historiography (FALL 1998)
  HST 3503, Approaches to World History (WINTER 1998)
  HST 3251, Theory and Method (WINTER 1997)
  HST 3244, Global Historiography (WINTER 1996)
  HST 3593, Seminar in Global Political History (FALL 1995)
  HST 3503, Approaches to World History (WINTER 1996)
  HST 3509, The African Diaspora (WINTER 1995)

Past Undergraduate Teaching

2013

  HIST 0700. World History (FALL)

2012

  HIST 1001. Required Seminar: World History (SPRING)

2011

  HIST 1001. Required Seminar: African Diaspora (FALL)
  HIST 0700. World History (SPRING)

2010

  HIST 1705. Major Works in World History (FALL)
  HIST 0700. World History (SPRING)

2008

  HIST 0700, World History (FALL)

  AFRCNA 0318/HIST 0745, Africa before 1800 (SPRING)

2006 - 2007

  AFRCNA 0318/HIST 0745, Africa before 1800 (FALL 2006)

  HIST 1001, Required Seminar: African Diaspora (SPRING 2007)

  HIST 1001, Required Seminar: Empire in World History (FALL 2007)

1995 – 2003 (Northeastern University)

  International Tutorial in Atlantic History (SPRING 2006)
  AFR U212/HST U212, Race in History (SPRING 2007)
  AFR U390/HST U390, Africa and the World in Early Times (SPRING 2007)
  HST U110, World History (SPRING 2005)
  AFR U390/HST U390, Africa and the World in Early Times (SPRING 2005)
  AFR U212/HST U212, Race in History (FALL 2004)
  AFR U392/HST U392, The African Diaspora (FALL 2004)
  AFR U390/HST U390, Africa and the World in Early Times (SPRING 2004)

  AFR U212/HST U212, Race in History (FALL 2003)
  AFR 1628/HST 1628, The African Diaspora (SPRING 2003)
  AFR 1628/HST 1628, The African Diaspora (SPRING 2001)
  HST 1122, Modern World History (FALL 2000)
  AFR 1191/HST 1620, Early African History (Winter 2000)
  AFR 1628/HST 1628, The African Diaspora (SPRING 2000)
  HST 1122, Modern World History (FALL 1998)
  AFR 1191/HST 1620, Early African History (WINTER 1998)
  HST 1121, Early World History (FALL 1996)
  AFR 1197/HST 1621, Modern African Civilization (SPRING 1995)