KBawn Letter_Teaching experience at UCLA

Letter from Professor Dr. K. Bawn on my Teaching Experience at the UCLA Department of Political Science

These are courses I taught as Lead Instructor, Teaching Fellow, or Teaching Assistant at the LSE, Cardiff University, UCLA, and the Federal University of Minas Gerais.

Teaching experience at the London School of Economics and Political Science

At LSE, I am an instructor/lecturer in the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity Fellowship programme where I deliver the lecture “Challenges of Authoritarianism and Populism” (2021-2022), provide pastoral care to AFSEE fellows, advice on research methods, and supervise MSc students in the Department of Sociology.

Teaching experience at Cardiff University

At Cardiff,  I taught quantitative methods to undergraduate students and comparative social research to MSc students.

Teaching experience at the University of California, Los Angeles

At UCLA, I served as Lead Instructor (rank: Teaching Fellow) in the 2016 Summer Session and as a Teaching Assistant (at the ranks of Teaching Assistant, Associate, and Fellow) in twelve courses from Fall 2012 to Spring 2016. Evaluations are available for courses taught at UCLA. (For courses taught more than once, I  post the most recent evaluations.) Plots below report the median (red mark), the mean (black dot), and one standard deviation from the mean (grey range bar) of students’ evaluations for each item in the course evaluation form.

As main instructor:

PS141B: Public Opinion and Voting Behavior (Summer 2016) – Syllabus here

As teaching assistant:

PS182/AA144: African American Politics (Fall 2014)

PS50: Introduction to Comparative Politics (Spring 2015)

PS40: Introduction to American Politics (Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2014, Winter 2016)

PS125A: Arms Control and International Security (Fall 2013, Winter 2015, Fall 2015)

PS20: World Politics (Winter 2014, Spring 2016)

PS10: Introduction to Political Theory (Spring 2013)

Teaching experience at the Federal University of Minas Gerais

At the Federal University of Minas Gerais, I served as a Teaching Assistant in the 2007 Winter Program in Quantitative Methodology for Human Sciences and the 2007 August-November academic semester.

As teaching assistant:

SOP809: Grade of Membership (July 2007)

DCP030G: Culture and Politics (August-November 2007)