Course descriptions

200-level course in International Development

This gateway course is devoted to the study of the meanings and measurements of development as well as the institutions, discourses, and relations that have shaped the field since the post-WWII period.

300-level course: Special topics in Identity, Race, Gender and Culture (cross-listed with Global Inequality and Development)

This course, ‘The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power in International Development’,  is the follow up to my gateway course in International Development. In the 200-level course the focus is on Western institutions and discourses and their influence in the de-colonized world, and in this 300-level course the focus is on the discourses and movements from the de-colonized world that shaped development and social change in the post-WWII period.

Graduate-level course in International Development

This core course is designed for professional Masters students. This course is devoted to the macro level: institutions, discourses, and dominant development policies and programs over time.

Graduate-level course in Micropolitics of Development

This core course is designed as a complement to the International Development Course. Rather than the macro level analysis, this course also a micro-level analysis of social inequalities and divisions and how they intersect with development programming and projects.