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University of Cape Town (English, History)
University of Oxford (Master's)
University of Oxford (PhD)
During my PhD work at Oxford, I was the tutor for the junior year abroad students from Stanford University, studying anthropology. I am familiar with both British and American anthropology course requirements, as well as how papers are graded. I have also taught anthropology at the University of Cape Town, during my fieldwork, and have understand some of the challenges students face, who are either new to the discipline or who are finding the materials challenging.
Anthropology is a discipline which allows for, and demands independent thinking. It has a rigorous methodology, and requires a student to think and examine issues beyond what is apparent. One of the keys to being a successful anthropologist, is understanding the material in front of you, and then formulating your own thoughts and opinions on the matter. That is the basis of writing a first class paper.
I have a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology. My thesis examined the repatriation of human remains in Southern Africa, and involved a lot of archaeological context.
I am fluent in Italian, having lived there for 12 years. I also have a teaching diploma to teach Italian to non-native speakers from the Universita per Stranieri in Siena, Italy.
I have an undergraduate degree in English, with an MA in Popular Culture, which also looked at the influence of colonial film and literature in British culture.
If you want to develop a kit of thinking tools, and are prepared to work hard, do contact me. I will work with you to enable you to achieve your goals. Do not contact me if you are looking for a short cut or are not prepared to put in the hours of work. Thank you. During my PhD work at Oxford, I was the tutor for the junior year abroad students from Stanford University, studying anthropology. I am familiar with both British and American anthropology course requirements, as well as how papers are graded. I have also taught anthropology at
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I passed my MPhil degree (Master's) with a first class pass. My PhD was equally well received. I have tutored junior year abroad Stanford University students, and have been very successful.
Teaching at Oxford in 1:1. The idea is to debate with students allowing them to develop independent thinking skills, which will lead to them to excel in their subject.
I am the secretary of the OUS NorCal association.