Designed and taught undergraduate seminar as History Prize Instructor, which explored the significance of nature in the emergence of modern China. How did the state seek to understand nature and what did that nature of understanding entail for humans and non-humans alike? Focusing on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the course compared how successive regimes that ruled China in this period approached space, science, and the environment.
Led two undergraduate discussion sections in a general education course which traced the extraordinary rise of the British Empire from the American Revolution to decolonization. Guided students in interpreting concepts of contingency, agency, and difference through a close analysis of primary sources and secondary works. Explored the empire's political and cultural legacies including human rights, free trade, and governmentality through an array of materials such as diaries, cartoons, maps, court records, Google Earth, and YouTube clips. Maintained class blog with posts on current events and introductions to digital archives relevant to the course material.
Managed as Head Teaching Fellow a general education lecture course that charted Japan's swift emergence as the world's first non-Western, modern imperial power from its feudal origins. Ran class website, assigned students to section, designed course posters, compiled bibliography of English-language sources about Japan, liaised with undergraduate administration, organized course and examination materials, and conducted primary source workshop. Led two discussion sections that complicated dichotomies of 'East' and 'West,' modern and feudal, nation and empire, through mock trials, visual analysis, and group presentations. Received the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching.