As Assistant professor at The University of Chicago (2005-2009) I taught one of the core courses in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division, titled "Power, Identity, Resistance." This three-quarter sequence is a broad, introductory, survey class in intellectual history with readings that span from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries and include thinkers as diverse as Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Smith, Mark, Durkheim, Hayek, Polanyi and Simone de Beauvoir. Beyond the aim of exposing first and second year students to key theories and thinkers in the social and political sciences, the yearlong sequence seeks to help them develop skills to critically analyse texts and ideas, and express their own arguments in both written and oral form.
While at the University of Chicago, and again recently (Spring 2013), I designed and taught advanced undergraduate courses on evolutionary theory and the ways various disciplines of the human and social sciences (psychology, sociology, ethics, politics, and economics) have used and continue to use evolutionary ideas.
Student evaluations, course descriptions and sample syllabuses are available upon request.