The experience teaching diverse groups of undergraduate and postgraduate students has reinforced two convictions in me, as an instructor and philosopher. First, a central aim of higher education is, or should be, to prepare individuals to address pressing real-world issues. Second, the ability to navigate and respond appropriately to diversity makes for more rigorous and fruitful philosophical work. I am therefore committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in my work as a researcher, instructor, and member of the academic community more broadly.
To this end, my primary aim in teaching is to create the conditions under which each student feels enlivened by their intellectual activity in our class and empowered to speak up and grapple with challenging material alongside others---a key part of doing philosophy. I also strive to ensure that students are positioned to exercise important analytical and social skills required to engage with complex issues constructively as part of a diverse group. My hope is that they can draw on these skills in their future professional pursuits, whether in academia or beyond.
Introduction to Ethics (Spring 2020; Rutgers)
Bioethics (Fall 2019; Bilkent)
Moral Psychology (Spring 2019; Bilkent)
Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud (Duke)
Ancient Philosophy (Duke)
Introduction to Philosophy (Duke)
Bioethics (Tufts, X2)
Feminist Philosophy (Tufts)
Please feel free to contact me for syllabi, teaching evaluations, or any other questions about my pedagogical approach.