Sarah Gold McBride receives 2023 American Cultures Excellence in Teaching Award

March 27, 2024

Sarah Gold McBride, a lecturer in American Studies, has been awarded the 2023 American Cultures Excellence in Teaching Award, which "recognizes individual faculty members ’ exemplary teaching in the American Cultures curriculum. Instructors are recognized for their inspiring and sustained commitment to creating a learning space that holds the challenges and opportunities that teaching AC content requires." Recipients receive a $2,500 award and are honored at a public award ceremony. 

American Studies Director, Andy Shanken, shared the news below:

This coveted prize recognizes “inspiring and sustained commitment” to address the “multivocality of America’s diverse social fabric; the scales of geographic assemblage that support political and economic ways of being; the often contested nature of the political nation; the intersectional vectors that operate through everyday life.” It rewards “great creativity, ingenuity, and courage” in the classroom.

For those of us who have been lucky enough to learn from and/or teach alongside Prof. Gold McBride, this is a much-deserved acknowledgement of her profound contributions to teaching in American Studies and in the AC curriculum.

Please join me in congratulating Prof. Gold McBride!

Andy Shanken
Director, American Studies