Hi, I'm John. I am a graduate student in history, originally from the UK, and now living in Chicago. I have taught history at college level and English as a foreign language, both in the UK and in China. I've taught a wide variety of ages and levels of expertise, from seven-year old beginner English students to near-fluent adult learners. I've planned my own courses, whether teaching English to a refugee group or working out how to teach undergraduates why Attila the Hun has been treated unfa... [more]
Government & Politics
I wrote a paper on the archaeology of post-Roman Britain whilst doing my first MA. I also gave a presentation on archaeological theory during my second MA. Finally, in my PhD I have become current with major debates in world and Soviet-era archaeology. I have written one of my thesis chapters on these debates with reference to the North Caucasus.
I have GCSEs (secondary school exams) in Latin, Classical Greek, and Classical Civilisation (the culture of Ancient Greece and Rome). During my undergraduate degree, I took a course on the history of Republican Rome. In my first MA degree, I studied the Late Roman Empire for one of my courses and my dissertation. One of the courses I taught at SOAS engages with debates over the Fall of the Western Roman Empire.