As a teaching assistant at Stanford University, Dr. Gillum gained experience in developing course content for undergraduate and graduate populations, evaluating course performance, choosing appropriate texts and teaching aids, and holding regular office hours. She previously served as a teaching assistant in the following courses:
Head Teaching Assistant, Stanford University,Winter 2014 Political Science 214R/314R: Challenges and Dilemmas in American Foreign Policy (Prof. Condoleezza Rice) This course examines a variety of historical and contemporary challenges in American foreign policy through the interplay of three factors that motivate, shape and contain behavior in foreign affairs: interests, ideology and institutions. Students use these three analytic lenses to situation more recent events into a wider historical context and to navigate the trade-offs inherit in US foreign policy decision-making.
Course Development Assistant, Stanford University, Autumn 2012 Political Science 28N: The Changing Nature of Racial Identity in American Politics (Prof. Lauren Davenport) This seminar examines the relationship between racial identity, group consciousness, and public opinion. Topics include the role of government institutions in shaping identification, challenges in defining and measuring race, attitudes towards race-based policies, and the development of political solidarity within racial groups.
Head Teaching Assistant/Teaching Assistant, Stanford University, Spring 2010 and Summer 2010 Political Science 1: Introduction to International Relations (Prof. Mike Tomz) Course addressing the study of conflict and cooperation in world affairs. Applications to war, terrorism, trade policy, the environment, and world poverty. Debates about the ethics of war and the global distribution of wealth.
Teaching Assistant, Stanford University, Winter 2010 Political Science 110: America and the World Economy (Prof. Judy Goldstein) Course on American foreign economic policy. Issues: the evolution of American tariff and trade policy, the development of mechanisms for international monetary management, and American foreign investment policy reflected in the changing political goals pursued by American central decision makers.
APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI), 2016-present Advisory Committee Member Stanford University, 2014 Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Political Science
Stanford University, 2011- 14 Graduate Student Mentor, National Science Foundation's EDGE-SBE Program
Stanford University, 2011-13 Graduate Student Mentor, Department of Political Science
Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, East Palo Alto, CA, 2011-12 High School Women's Mentor, F.O.U.N.D.
Stanford University, 2009-12 Mentor, E.H. Johnson Scholars Program- retention program for African American students
Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula East Palo Alto, CA, 2008-11 Tutor, College Bound Program
University of Washington, Seattle WA, 2006-08 Student Outreach Ambassador, Minority Affairs Outreach and Recruitment