Catherine Shea Sanger

Social Sciences (Global Affairs)

Senior Lecturer
Director, Centre for Teaching & Learning

Email: catherine.sanger@yale-nus.edu.sg

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Dr Catherine (Kate) Sanger is Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Senior Lecturer in Global Affairs at Yale-NUS College. Within the CTL, Dr Sanger oversees peer-to-peer learning assistance and learning accommodations for students, and collaborates with faculty on course design, fostering seminar discussion and active learning techniques, constructing meaningful assessment, and any other pedagogical issues that may arise. She is especially interested in developing herself and supporting faculty to adopt inclusive teaching strategies for our diverse educational community. She is the author of Inclusive Pedagogy and Universal Design Approaches for Diverse Learning Environments and co-editor of Diversity and Inclusion in Global Higher Education: Lessons from Across Asia (Palgrave, 2020).

As Senior Lecturer in Global Affairs, Dr Sanger teaches advanced courses on International Security and Law, Global Governance, and the Politics of Technological-Territorial Discovery as well as Comparative Social Inquiry and the Global Affairs Capstone Seminar. Her research focuses on international legal frameworks governing extra-territorial frontiers, specifically outer space, air space, the oceans, and cyberspace.

Dr Sanger joined the College in 2014, and was previously the inaugural Assistant Dean of Students for Cendana Residential College, a role she loved and held until 2017. She holds a PhD in International Affairs from the University of Virginia and pursued undergraduate study at Wellesley College and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a San Francisco native, enthusiastic traveller, home cook, movie watcher, and park stroller. She resides happily in Singapore with her husband Brandon Yoder, dog Jasper, cat Persy, and two children Cendana and Asher.

Teaching and Learning Research:

Harnessing Diverse Classrooms for Transformative Learning
Belonging, Motivation, and Learning
Grade Free/ Alternative Methods of Assessment
Teaching Civic Engagement and Changemaking

International Relations Research:

International Law of Extra-Territorial Frontiers (especially outer space, air space, the oceans, and cyberspace)
The Politics of Technological-Territorial Discovery
Conquest and Territorial Expansion

Books/ Book Chapters:

Diversity and Inclusion in Global Higher Education: Lessons from Across Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), Co-editor with Nancy W. Gleason
“Diversity, Inclusion, and Context in Asian Higher Education” in Diversity and Inclusion in Global Higher Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)
“Inclusive Pedagogy and Universal Design Approaches for Diverse Learning Environments” in Diversity and Inclusion in Global Higher Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)

Journals/Periodicals:

“How to Take Your Classes Online in a Hurry”, Times Higher Education, March 13, 2020
“What to Say After a Student Dies”, The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 24, 2017.
Book review. Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Interventions by Elizabeth N. Saunders, Journal of Military History, January 2012.

Television/ Radio/ Podcast Appearances:

“Teaching in the Time of Covid 19”, Duck of Minerva Podcast, Mar 21, 2020.
“US Mid-Term Elections and Implications for Asia” First Look Asia, Channel News Asia, Singapore. November 8, 2018.
“Las Vegas Massacre” PrimeTime Asia, Channel News Asia, Singapore. October 3, 2017.
“America Decides” Evening Edition, BFM: The Business Station, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. November 9, 2016.
“Race to the White House: Special Extended Edition” Insight News, Channel News Asia, Singapore. November 3, 2016.
“America’s Presidential Election Debates” Insight News, Channel News Asia, Singapore. October 13, 2016.
“The Internet: World Impact Different Than Expected?” Virginia Insight, National Public Radio, WMRA, Harrisonburg, VA. September 20, 2012.

Conquest, Territorial Expansion, and International Law

Global Governance

American Politics and the 2016 Presidential Election

Comparative Social Inquiry

Global Affairs Senior Capstone Research Seminar

Neighbourhoods, Community, and Change in San Francisco — Experiential course in collaboration with Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Urban Studies) Nicholas Smith