I have a strong background in a variety of classroom settings and am well prepared to teach courses in post-Reconstruction U.S. history; the history of capitalism; the history of inequality and social policy; urban history; southern history; and global environmental history, in which I completed my outside field. I received the Best Graduate Instructor Award from the University of Virginia's Department of History. I have developed undergraduate courses on topics such as "Wealth, Work, and Inequality in Modern America," "American Populisms," and Global Environmental History.
At the University of Virginia, I developed and taught an advanced undergraduate seminar, "History Behind the Headlines: Introduction to American Political Development," which was cross-listed in History and Political Science. The course was organized around historical case studies tied to the Miller Center's Colloquium Series, which invites leading scholars of American politics to present works in progress on pressing questions of policy, democracy, global affairs, and political economy. Students read the scholars' in-progress drafts along with a broader range of contextualizing scholarship, attended the scholars' workshops, and met with each week's guest following their workshop. The opportunity to read leading academics' work in draft form - warts and all - offered students an empowering vantage point on the scholarly process in action. To view a .pdf of the syllabus, click this link.
At Virginia, I also TA'd a variety of lecture courses. These included the History of the Civil Rights Movement with Prof. Julian Bond; U.S. Society and Politics since 1945; Russian History since 1917; and the History of Espionage in the United States. For three years prior to my time at the University of Virginia, I taught secondary school English, including courses in AP American Literature and World Literature.
For sample syllabi, my teaching statement, or student evaluations, contact me at bcebul (at) gmail.com.