University of Pittsburgh (Poli Sci and Econ)
Rutgers University (Master's)
I did my undergrad at the University of Pittsburgh, double-majoring in Political Science and Economics (with a Global Studies certificate in Global Economy and Governance in the Middle East; I also studied abroad in Egypt and taught English there). I graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2011 (3.95 GPA). Since then, I enrolled in Rutgers University's PhD program in Sociology. I completed my Master's there (with a 4.0 GPA), but left in January of 2016 because I wanted to pursue a project better suited for another program/school (this project centers on the 2016 US Presidential Election in historical perspective).
I live for social science and history, in all its manifestations. For my own work, I am just as likely to draw from economics or political science as I am sociology or philosophy. I find that many of the same questions are asked in these disciplines; though they are certainly answered using different techniques and assumptions. I have been a TA at the University of Pittsburgh (in Contemporary Middle East Politics and Arabic 4) and have sole taught my own course at Rutgers University (The Development of Sociological Theory). I am adept at helping students understand social science concepts and how to use them in their writing and everyday lives.
I have done independent studies on Long-Term History, which focuses on how governments, cultures and economies have changed over the last 500+ years. I am also currently working on a project on the US elections and spend a lot of my current energy trying to understand the ins and outs of how the US Government functions (or doesn't, at times).
I'm friendly, enthusiastic, calm, direct and will work hard to ensure that you learn what you need to (and a little more than that as well). I did my undergrad at the University of Pittsburgh, double-majoring in Political Science and Economics (with a Global Studies certificate in Global Economy and Governance in the Middle East; I also studied abroad in Egypt and taught English there). I graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2011 (3.95 GPA). Since then, I enrolled in Rutgers University's PhD
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I have a BA in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. While there, I TAed for Politics of the Middle East. I have taken graduate-level courses in Political Science and read political science/theory at a PhD level.
I have an MA in Sociology from Rutgers University. I TAed Sociological Theory two semesters there, then sole taught the same class for another two semesters. I have published in a peer-reviewed Sociology journal (BJS). I have 60+ graduate credits in Sociology.