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Anthropologist Farha Ghannam Earns Top Teaching Award

Farha Ghannam

Eugene Lang Research Professor of Anthropology Farha Ghannam recently received the American Anthropological Association's 2022 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Anthropology. The award is given to one individual each year who has impacted the discipline of anthropology through outstanding teaching and inspiring their students. 

“I am humbled and delighted to receive this wonderful recognition. To have the privilege to teach amazing students like ours is an honor in and by itself, but to know that my students and colleagues appreciate my pedagogy and courses is the true honor,” said Ghannam. “I am particularly excited to know that my courses and mentoring helped my students appreciate the value of anthropology in understanding issues that are significant to them. I am so grateful for the students, alums, and colleagues who supported my nomination for this award.”

“This is a huge honor and is so well-deserved,” said Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology Christine Schuetze. “I am truly inspired by and privileged to work with such fantastic scholars and educators.”

Ghannam’s areas of expertise include anthropological theories, globalization, urban life, embodiment and gender, food and taste, and class politics in the Middle East. She is the author of the books Live and Die Like a Man: Gender Dynamics in Urban Egypt and Remaking the Modern: ​​Space, Relocation, and the Politics of Identity in a Global Cairo. Her research has also been published in several academic journals, including The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, and American Ethnologist.

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