Faculty of Social Sciences
Meet some of the teachers helping our students to visualise, examine and discuss society’s most important questions.
Visualise cultivating conversations to inspire thought-provoking questions like 'What makes us happy?', 'Do our minds have hidden depths?' and 'How important is data science for humanity?' Our Social Sciences teachers guide and challenge our students to explore in depth societal systems, covering enlightening topics from big data, to public health, to global governance.
Dr Modesta Alozie
Department of Politics and International Studies
Awards: Warwick International Higher Education Academy Teaching Fellow
Describe your teaching style in one word: Interactive
Favourite thing about teaching here: In the process of helping students learn, I learn more about my field. Over time, that helps me understand the world at a deeper level.
Most memorable moment in the classroom: When a student grasps my concept and applies it, that’s always memorable.
If you could teach any other subject at Warwick, what would it be and why?: I’d teach Environmental Management because I have passion, as well as academic qualifications, in this area.
Dr Andi Hoxhaj
Warwick Law School
Awards: Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence (WATE), British Academy Rising Start Engagement Award
Describe your teaching style in one word: Engaging
Favourite thing about teaching here: The satisfaction you get from being able to educate your students; to see them make something of themselves. That, and the opportunity to teach ‘law in context’. This approach is unique to Warwick, as we look at legal rules ‘in context’, to examine their social, political and economic effects.
Most memorable classroom moment: My most memorable moments usually are at the start of the academic year. During the first week, I try a number of exercises to get to know my students. The strategy is to find out their interests, passions, talents, and what they like and don’t like. This way, I can work out a plan for the rest of the year on how to unlock students’ potential and modify my teaching style accordingly, to getting the best out of each student.
Dr David Bather Woods
Department of Philosophy
Awards: Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence
Describe your teaching style in one word: Enthusiastic
Favourite thing about teaching here: I get to relive something I am passionate about every day with my students. It can be something I return to again and again but, every time I talk to a new set of students, I’ll get different answers and different responses. I’ll learn new things about what I’m teaching, so it keeps my passion for the subject alive.
If you could teach any other subject at Warwick, what would it be and why?: Secretly, I have a strong side interest in Psychology, especially the history of psychiatry and psychotherapy. I think it’s related to my interest in the history of philosophy and also my love of teaching. Fundamentally, I’m fascinated by how individual people think.