Curriculum Vitae

Academic Positions

2013 – present
2016 – present
2013 – 2016
Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of New Hampshire 2012 – 2013
Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, Brooklyn College 2009 – 2011
Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, City College 2008 – 2009
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Political Science, Brooklyn College 2006 – 2009

Education

Ph.D.
  • Political Science, 2012, CUNY Graduate Center, NY
  • Major: Comparative Politics, Minor: Public Policy. Specializations: Europe; Science, Technology, & Environmental Politics; Regulation; Governance.
  • Dissertation: Biotechnology Regulation in the European Union and France: Un Dialogue des Sourds. Advisor: Dr. Christa Altenstetter
M.Phil. Political Science, 2010, CUNY Graduate Center, NY
M.A. French Literature, 2004, Rutgers University, NJ
B.A. French (major) & Biology (minor), 2002, Ursinus College, PA. With honors.
Certificates

Publications

Edited Volumes
Articles
  • “How Will the Affordable Care Act Impact Assisted Reproductive Technology Use?” With Daniel Skinner. Politics and the Life Sciences. Forthcoming.
Book Chapters
Reviews
  • “Chaia Heller: Food, farms and solidarity: French farmers challenge industrial agriculture and genetically modified crops.” Agriculture and Human Values. July 2015, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 571-572. DOI 10.1007/s10460-015-9635-6.
  • “Marie-Monique Robin (dir.): our daily poison.” Agriculture and Human Values. March 2013, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 151-152. DOI 10.1007/s10460-012-9418-2.
Conference Proceedings

Works in Progress

  • “How Will the Affordable Care Act Impact Patients Requiring Assisted Reproductive Technologies?” with Daniel Skinner. Article under review for a special journal issue on the Affordable Care Act.
  • Biopolitics and American Public Policy. With Andrew Byers. Book manuscript in preparation.
  • “From Mad Cows to GMOs: EU Food Safety and the Precautionary Principle.” Article under review for a special journal issue on European risk regulation.
  • Biotechnology Regulation in the European Union: Un dialogue des sourds. Book manuscript in preparation.

Conferences, Invited Talks & Workshops

Academic Conferences, Invited Talks & Workshops
  • “The Spreading Plague: Globalization and Infectious Diseases.” Paper to be delivered at the Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. November 2015.
  • “From ‘Mad’ Cows to GMOs: EU Food Safety and the Precautionary Principle.” Paper delivered at the UCALL Law in the Risk Society Conference in Utrecht, the Netherlands. April 2015.
  • “The GMO Question in TTIP Negotiations.” Invited talk at the European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center (EUCE/ESC), at the University of Pittsburgh. February 2015.
  • “Fertility Politics in the Age of Obamacare.” With Daniel Skinner. Paper delivered at the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences Annual Meeting in Decatur, GA. October 2014.
  • “Regulating Reproduction.” Paper delivered at the Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting in Charleston, SC. November 2013.
  • “Introduction to the EU.” Workshops as part of the European Union Studies Center Workshop Series, “Getting to Know Europe,” at the CUNY Graduate Center, NY. March & September 2013.
  • “Sound Science: The Triumph of American Standards in GMO Risk Assessment.” Paper delivered at the American Political Science Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. August 2013.
  • “Foreign Policy by Monsanto.” Paper delivered at the Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. November 2012.
  • “The Utopian Drive in Biotechnology.” Paper delivered at the Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. October 2012.
  • “It’s Alive! The Fight against ‘Frankenfoods’ in France.” Paper delivered at the New York State Political Science Association Conference in Staten Island, NY. April 2012.
  • “Chasing Utopia through Biotechnology in Atwood’s Oryx and Crake.” Invited talk at the Center for Humanities Seminar Series, “Possible Worlds, Alternative Futures: Utopianism in Theory and Practice,” at the CUNY Graduate Center, NY. September 2011.
  • “Contested Technology, Contested Governance: The Fight over GMO Regulation in France.” Paper delivered at the American Political Science Association Annual Conference in Seattle, WA. September 2011.
  • “Who’s Responsible for This? Blame Avoidance for GMO Regulation in France.” Paper delivered at the European Consortium for Political Research General Conference, in Reykjavík, Iceland. August 2011.
  • “Biotechnology Governance and Risk Regulation in the European Union.” Paper delivered at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in Montreal, Canada. March 2011.
  • “French (Non) Implementation of European GMO Regulations.” Paper delivered at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. January 2011.
  • 2nd EFFL Summer Academy on Global Food Law & Policy, hosted by the European Food and Feed Law Review in Cadenabbia, Italy. July 2010.
Pedagogy Conferences, Invited Talks & Workshops
  • KEEN Workshop on Entrepreneurial Mindset Learning, hosted by Lawrence Technological University at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA. August 2015.
  • “Stakeholder Input for Storm Risk Assessment.” With Lisa Doner and Lorraine Motola. Paper to be delivered at the Earth Educators’ Rendezvous 2015 in Boulder, CO. July 2015.
  • “SENCER House Visit.” Workshop with Tara Mann on project-based learning as part of SENCER Outreach Program at Regis College, MA. May 2015.
  • “Using Role-Playing and Simulations to Promote Critical Inquiry.” With Derren Rosbach. Invited talk as part of the Morgan Teaching and Learning Center’s Food for Thought Series at WPI. February 2015.
  • “Life Happens! Teaching about Class and Wealth Distribution in the United States.” With Ben Epstein. Paper delivered at the APSA Teaching & Learning Conference in Washington, DC. January 2015.
  • InTeGrate Module/Course Authors Meeting, hosted by Carleton College, in Northfield, MN. November 2014.
  • Teaching about Risk and Resilience: Sea Level Rise, Flooding, and Earthquakes, hosted by Florida Center for Environmental Studies in Boca Raton, FL. May 2014.
  • “Flipping World Politics.” Paper delivered at the APSA Teaching & Learning Conference in Philadelphia, PA. February 2014.
  • 2013 SENCER Summer Institute, hosted by Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA. August 1-5, 2013.
  • “Evidence Based Course Design.” Presentation with Tara Mann for the SENCER Fall Regional (New England) Meeting at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA. November 2013.
  • “War Games: Comparative and IR Theory Simulations.” Paper delivered at the APSA Teaching & Learning Conference in Long Beach, CA. February 2013.

Awards & Honors

InTeGrate Module Award, SERC, Carleton College 2014 – 2016
Faculty Learning Community Grant, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2014 – 2016
Class of ’57 Teaching Development Travel Grant, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2014
SSI 2014 Post-Institute Implementation Grant, SENCER 2013
Faculty Development Grant, Provost’s Office, University of New Hampshire 2012
Richard Styskal Dissertation Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center 2011
European Union Studies Dissertation Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center 2011
Student Service Award, Political Science Department, CUNY Graduate Center 2011
Doctoral Student Research Grant, CUNY Graduate Center 2011
Graduate Teaching Fellow/Chancellor’s Fellow, CUNY Graduate Center 2005 – 2010
Teaching Assistantship, Rutgers University 2002 – 2005

Selected Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses
Environmental Studies: Introduction to Environmental Studies
International Environmental Policy
Environmental Policy and Law
Environmental and Risk Communication
Comparative: The Politics of Plague
The Politics of Food
Contemporary European Politics
The Politics of European Immigration
International Relations: Topics in International Politics
Basic Factors in International Politics
United States in World Affairs
International Law
International and Regional Organizations
Human Rights & Global Politics
American: American Public Policy
2008 Elections & American Politics
United States Politics & Government
Theory: Politics through Literature: A New World Order
People, Power & Politics
Graduate Courses
Comparative: The Politics of Food
Comparative Politics
Political Development
European Politics
International Relations: Modern International Politics
International Law

Related Academic Experience

Teaching:
Part-time Lecturer, Department of French, Rutgers University 2005 – 2006
Teaching Assistant, Summer Program in Paris, Rutgers University 2005
Head Teaching Assistant, Department of French, Rutgers University 2004 – 2005
Teaching Assistant, Department of French, Rutgers University 2002 – 2005
Editorial Work:
Editor, “STEP Ahead,” STEP Section of APSA 2015 – present
Contributor, “Active Learning in Political Science,” activelearningps.com 2013 – present
Associate Editor, “STEP Ahead,” STEP Section of APSA 2010 – 2015
Editorial Research Assistant to Dr. Altenstetter, CUNY Graduate Center 2010 – 2013
Reviewer, Journal of Political Science Education 2013
Reviewer, American Foreign Policy and the Challenges of World Leadership, OUP 2012
Reviewer, International Politics. Power and Purpose in Global Affairs, Cengage Learning 2009
Research Institutes:
Grant Manager, Program on States and Security, CUNY Graduate Center 2009 – 2011
Assistant to the Business Manager, Center for European Studies, Rutgers University 2005 – 2007

University Involvement

Advisor for Model UN Club, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2014 – present
Faculty Learning Community, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2014 – present
Faculty Mentor Program, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2014 – present
Co-advisor for London Project Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Spring 2015
Acting Advisor for Engineers without Borders, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2014 – 2015
COACHE Committee, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2014 – 2015
Structure Committee, CUNY Graduate Center 2011 – 2012
Faculty Membership Committee, CUNY Graduate Center 2011 – 2012
Doctoral Students’ Council (DSC) Steering Committee, CUNY Graduate Center 2011 – 2012
Utopian Studies Group, CUNY Graduate Center 2011 – 2012
Curriculum and Examinations Committee, CUNY Graduate Center 2010 – 2012
Doctoral Students’ Council (DSC) Plenary, CUNY Graduate Center 2008 – 2012
Department Executive Committee, CUNY Graduate Center 2009 – 2011

Professional Affiliations