Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology

Is there an undergraduate anthropology professor that inspired your success? Honor your favorite anthropology teacher by nominating them for the AAA Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology.

Established in 1997 to recognize outstanding anthropology teachers, this award is a prestigious, nomination-only, annual award for educators who have impacted the discipline through outstanding teaching and inspiration to their students. Successful teaching of anthropology is at the core of producing successful anthropologists. Without dedicated anthropology educators, the growth of the discipline would be stifled. Take a moment to recognize the outstanding professor that contributed to your success by nominating your favorite anthropology teacher today

The award-winning educator will receive reimbursement, up to $1,000, for travel to and lodging at the AAA Annual Meeting.

This award is made possible by a gift from Carole H. Browner.

Application Requirements

  • Nomination Letter
  • Supporting materials. No more than 5 documents, including additional student letters.
  • Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae/Resume


The nomination packet should not exceed 25 pages.

Please note that nominees are considered for three years. Those not chosen in the first year will be considered for two more years.


Submission Deadline: March 15, 2024

Questions and concerns should be directed to Meagan Shirley.

Previous Recipients

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