Feb. 10, 2021
Karthik Panchanathan, an associate professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Science, recently won the Center for a Public Anthropology’s Franz Boas Global Citizenship Award. The award recognizes his participation in Public Anthropology’s Community Action Online Project and his wider activities in the public sphere.
Fewer than 1% of faculty teaching anthropology courses across North America receive this award.
“Professor Panchanathan is to be commended for how he takes classroom knowledge and applies it to real world challenges, thereby encouraging students to be responsible global citizens,” said director of the Center for a Public Anthropology Rob Borofsky. “In actively addressing important ethical concerns within anthropology, professor Panchanathan is providing students with the thinking and writing skills needed for active citizenship.”