Social Sciences Faculty Honored with 2014 Teaching Awards

UChicago News Staff
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Robert Kozloff

Division of the Social Sciences faculty were honored for both undergraduate teaching and graduate teaching as part of the Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Awards and the Faculty Awards for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring. Overall, half of all awards were given to divisional faculty this year, a testament to their dedication to the classroom experience. Among the Graduate Teaching Award winners are Susan Gal, Mae & Sidney G. Metzl Distinguished Service Professor in Anthropology, Linguistics and Social Sciences in the College.  Her current research examines the way people use language in everyday life, tracking the connection between language and political economy. Another professor honored for her teaching and mentoring of undergraduates is Leora AuslanderProfessor in European Social History. In her 27 years on the teaching faculty with the Department of History, she has been involved with more than 100 doctoral dissertations. Auslander says she learns a great deal from each of her students.


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More About the Awards

The Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Awards, created in 1938, are believed to be the nation’s oldest prize for undergraduate teaching. Presented annually, the awards reflect the College’s commitment to honoring inspiring teachers. UChicago faculty who have won many prestigious awards often count the Quantrell among their most treasured honors.

The Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring recognizes regular, full-time faculty members in the four divisions and the Divinity School for exemplary graduate teaching.