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BOLLI Lectureship

Since Fall 2013, BOLLI has been engaging Brandeis graduate students to lead lecture series and study groups. These lectures and study groups have brought BOLLI members countless hours of stimulation and pleasure, bringing scholarship and teaching prowess in American history, classical music, world literature and more. Our graduate instructors have infused our study group curriculum with their learning, bringing us courses in the history of climate change, Moby Dick, and Leonard Bernstein, among many other courses.

In turn, BOLLI Lecturers have gained knowledge, understanding and experience of inestimable value to them as developing scholars and teachers.  BOLLI Lectureships are sought-after and won in a demanding process that ultimately benefits both the curriculum and the scholar-teacher.

Please click here to apply for a BOLLI Lectureship.

BOLLI is grateful to count these talented individuals as part of its Brandeis community.

Douglas Bafford Douglas Bafford

Program of Study: Anthropology, PhD

Fall 2019

 

Jared B

Jared Berkowitz

Program of Study: History, PhD

Fall 2020 - Winter 2021

 

 

 Juliet Bottorff Juliet B

Program of Study: Neuroscience, PhD

Fall 2020

 

 

Bronson Brown-deVost Bronson Brown-deVost

Program of Study: Bible and Ancient Near East/Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, PhD

Fall 2014

 

Esther BrownsmithEsther-Brownsmith

Program of Study: Bible and Anciest Near East, PhD

Spring 2020

"I am grateful to have gained great experience in guiding discussion and course-design advice about staying focused on my core teaching goals."

 

Jenny Choi

Jenny Choi

Program of Study: Biochemistry, PhD

Fall 2019

 

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Sascha Cohen

Program of Study: History, PhD

Summer 2020 - Fall 2020

 

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Natalie Cornett

Program of Study: History, PhD

Spring 2019

 

Jeremy Cynamon

Jeremy Cynamon

Program of Study: Politics, PhD

Fall 2019-Spring 2021

"While I initially came to BOLLI to build my teaching CV, I was delighted from the very first class to discover how meaningful the teaching was.  I learned much more than I could have imagined at the start.  My class members were smart and unfailingly eager to learn! To top it off, they truly appreciated what I brought to the table -- I  recommend applying for a BOLLI Lectureship."

 

Kelsey Davis

Kelsey Davis-Felder

Program of Study: Russian History, PhD

Spring 2017 - Spring 2018

 

 

Eric Elder

Eric Elder 

Program of Study: Musicology, PhD

Spring 2017 - Spring 2019

 

Aly Fassett-Carman

Aly Fassett-Carman

Program of Study: Neuroscience, PhD

Spring 2018, Spring 2020

 

William Grogan

William Grogan

Program of Study: Philosophy, M.A.

Spring 2018 - Fall 2020

 

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Emiliano Gutierrez Popoca

Program of Study: English, PhD 

Spring 2019 - Spring 2020

 

Bar Guzi  Bar Guzi

Program of Study: Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, PhD 

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

"Teaching at BOLLI was my first experience of teaching a full course in English. It was also the first time I taught adult learners. This experience instilled in me the confidence to teach and facilitate discussion...[additionally] crafting a syllabus from scratch taught me a lot about the historiography of my field. The Director helped me with designing the syllabus and provided very helpful pedagogical and methodological guidance."

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James Heazlewood-Dale 

Program of Study: Musicology, PhD

Spring 2019 - Winter 2021

"The opportunity to construct and run your own course is an invaluable opportunity for someone who wishes to go into the field of teaching at higher level education."

 
Matthew Heck

Matthew Heck

Program of Study: Musicology, PhD

Fall 2020

 

 

 

Douglas Bafford

Ryan Hitchcock

Program of Study: English, PhD

Fall 2019 - Fall 2020

"Teaching at BOLLI is truly a pleasure -- BOLLI is a very rewarding environment for a teacher."

 

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Ali Kardatzke

Program of Study: History, PhD

Spring 2020 - Fall 2020

"This has been an extremely valuable experience for me...my favorite parts include BOLLI members' passion for learning!"

 

Bridget-Kelleher

Bridget Kelleher

Program of Study: History, PhD

Spring 2020

"My time as a BOLLI Study Group Leader...helped me define my style and philosophy as an educator in a compassionate, intellectually stimulating environment...BOLLI is the single best thing a Brandeis graduate student could do for their teaching portfolio..."

 

Laura Laranjo

Laura Laranjo

Program of Study: Molecular & Cell Biology 

Fall 2017 - Summer 2018

 

Matthew D. Linton

Matthew D. Linton

Program of Study: History, PhD

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

 

Georgia LuikensGeorgia Luikens

Program of Study: Musicology, PhD

Summer 2016 - Summer 2018 

 

Joey LowJoey Low

Program of Study: History, PhD

Fall 2020

 

 

 

Reza PourmikailReza Pourmikail 

Program of Study: English, PhD 

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019


David RazorDavid Razor 

Program of Study: English, PhD

Fall 2015 - Fall 2018


Jared RedmondJared Redmond

Program of Study: Music Composition and Theory, PhD 

Summer 2015 - Winter 2015, Spring 2020-Fall 2020


Craig Bruce SmithCraig Bruce Smith

Program of Study: American History, PhD 

Summer 2015 - Winter 2016, Summer 2020

 

Bradly Stone

Bradly Stone

Program of Study: Neuroscience

Spring 2018, Spring 2020

 "We both learned a lot through teaching this course and enjoyed our time with the learners..."

Charles StratfordCharles Stratford

Program of Study: Musicology, PhD 

Winter 2017 - Summer 2017

 

Onur TokerOnur Toker 

Program of Study: English, PhD

Spring 2017 - Fall 2017 

 

Aneil Tripathy

Aneil Tripathy

Program of Study: Anthropology, PhD

Spring 2019

 

Phil WightPhilip Wight

Program of Study: History, PhD 

Spring 2015-Spring 2018

"BOLLI provided me an invaluable experience to refine the craft of teaching and build a long-term relationship with a world-class community of thinkers, artists, and engaged citizens...BOLLI members have been my best students...I became a better teacher because of my time at BOLLI...Anyone who has the chance to teach at BOLLI should jump at the opportunity." 

 

Kendra YarborKendra Yarbor 

Program of Study: Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, PhD

Fall 2013 - Spring 2015

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