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 Environmental Political Theory
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Spring 2024

This course compares interpretations of land through Indigenous, liberal, colonial, and Christian thought, ultimately connecting the varied interpretations of its meaning to modern issues impacting local and global communities, such as environmental and climate (in)justice, climate change, and animal rights. The goal of this course is to encourage students to think critically and in nuanced ways about the roots of the climate crisis and other examples of environmental injustice as situated within the legacies and ongoing violence of the political structures and relations that we inhabit.

Photo: Newport Beach, summer 2022

by: me!

Research Methods in Political Science
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Fall 2023

This course introduces students to Political Science research processes, teaching them how to develop a research question and theory, how to write a literature review, how to critically examine ethical assumptions and choices made, and how to provide evidence for their theory through their design choices. The course analyzes the philosophical underpinnings of interpretive and positivist methodological choices, encouraging students to choose the best methodological approach for the goals of their research project. 

Photo: Cheeto the Cat. Mississippi, summer 2023

by: me!

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