Teaching

A statement of my teaching philosophy, such as it is, is available upon request.

My work in Berlin is entirely research-focused, at least for the time being. During my years at the University of Chicago, however, I did a great deal of teaching, in particular Persian and Arabic language classes. I had the opportunity to run my own section of introductory Persian on multiple occasions, as well as to lead an intermediate Arabic course for a full year (2016–17).

Another valuable part of my pedagogical training was serving as a preceptor—an academic advisory role that involves, among other things, helping students to research and write their final theses. I held this position, at various times, in both the BA program of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the MA program of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

I look forward to returning to teaching as soon as an opportunity presents itself. One of my dreams is to guide a group of students through Wheeler M. Thackston’s textbook, A Millennium of Classical Persian Poetry.