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At Yale, I have taught courses in energy history, environmental history, architectural history, urban studies, and the history of science and technology as a Teaching Fellow.


Below you'll find the courses I have helped to teach so far, along with brief descriptions of several syllabi I have developed.

I will serve as a Teaching Fellow for Professor Mark Peterson's undergraduate course, Climate and Environment in Early American History, in Fall 2024.

Courses taught

Syllabi developed

Courses taught (continued)

ARCH 280 / HSAR 219 / AMST 197 / URBN 280
American Architecture and Urbanism

Yale University, Fall 2022

Instructor: Elihu Rubin, Associate Professor of Architecture, Urbanism & American Studies

Teaching Fellows: Adi Meyerovitch, Andrew Clum, Charlotte Leib, Grant Dokken, Max Clayton, Zach Felder / Teaching Assistant: Signe Ferguson

Introduction to the study of buildings, architects, architectural styles, and urban landscapes, viewed in their economic, political, social, and cultural contexts, from precolonial times to the present. Topics include: public and private investment in the built environment; the history of housing in America; the organization of architectural practice; race, gender, ethnicity and the right to the city; the social and political nature of city building; and the transnational nature of American architecture.

HIST 199 / HSHM 207 / AMST 236 / EVST 318
American Energy History

Yale University, Spring 2022

Instructor: Paul Sabin, Professor of History, American Studies & Environmental Studies

Teaching Fellows: Kristine Ericson, Molly Harris, Delaney Heileman & Charlotte Leib

The history of energy in the United States from early hydropower and coal to present-day hydraulic fracturing, deepwater oil, wind, and solar. Topics include energy transitions and technological change; energy and democracy; environmental justice and public health; corporate power and monopoly control; electricity and popular culture; labor struggles; the global quest for oil; changing national energy policies; the climate crisis. Course site:

URBN 160 / ARCH 160 / ARCH 4246
Introduction to Urban Studies

Yale University, Fall 2021

Instructor: Elihu Rubin, Associate Professor of Architecture, Urbanism & American Studies

Teaching Fellows: Lilly Agutu, Samar Halloum, Alex Klein, Charlotte Leib, Mila Sambdub, Yuyi Shen, Kevin Steffes / Teaching Assistant: Abby Reed

An introduction to key topics, research methods, and practices in urban studies, an interdisciplinary field of inquiry and action rooted in the experience of cities. As physical artifacts, the advent of large cities have reflected rapid industrialization and advanced capitalism. They are inseparable from the organization of economic life; the flourishing of cultures; and the formation of identities.  They are also places where power is concentrated and inequalities are (re)produced. Debates around equity are filtered through urban environments, where struggles over jobs, housing, education, mobility, public health, and public safety are front and center. Course organized as a colloquium with numerous guests. 

HIST416 / HSHM 211 / ENVST 211 / EPS 211
Global Catastrophe since 1750

Yale University, Spring 2021

Instructor: Bill Rankin, Associate Professor of the History of Science

Teaching Fellows: Barbara DiGennario, Kristine Ericson, Charlotte Leib, and Jacqueline Ly

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we taught this course virtually

with section meetings over Zoom & asynchronous recorded lectures posted to Canvas.

A history of the geological, atmospheric, and environmental sciences, with a focus on predictions of global catastrophe. Topics range from headline catastrophes such as global warming, ozone depletion, and nuclear winter to historical debates about the age of the Earth, the nature of fossils, and the management of natural resources. Tensions between science and religion; the role of science in government; environmental economics; the politics of prediction, modeling, and incomplete evidence.

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