Marlboro College

Academics Bridget Hynes - Politics

Bridget was a Lecturer at the University of Denver for two years, and has also served as an Ethnographer with the Colorado Foundation for Families and Children, a Program Evaluator with the Latin American Research and Service Agency Community Action Program in Denver, and as a Human Rights Observer for communities of returning refugees in Guatemala.  She has additional field experience in South Africa, Namibia, Angola and Sierra Leone.  In addition to her degrees, Bridget also holds a Graduate Peace Research Certificate from the Peace Research Institute of the University of Oslo, and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Conflict Studies from European Peace University in Spain.  Bridget's research examines the intersection of local communities' experiences with human rights, conflict, development, anthropology, and poverty economics.

Teaching Philosophy

Bridget says that her courses "typically include highly interactive, inquiry-based modes of teaching and learning that emphasize skillful written and spoken argument, perspective taking, and creative analysis by employing debates, simulations and community-based service learning components."  Some of her classes use a draft and revision model for papers to open one-on-one professor-to-student discussion on rigorous written analysis.  Bridget strives to be highly involved in - and motivated by - students' individual development and improvement.

B.A., Westfield State College, 1990; M.A., Syracuse University, 1994; Ph.D., University of Denver, 2008; Marlboro College 2010 -

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