Professor Greg Urban honored for his teaching

Greg Urban, Arthur Hobson Quinn Professor of Anthropology in the School of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded both the Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Teaching at Penn since 1994, Urban is “one of the most captivating lecturers at Penn.” He is celebrated for his “ability to solidify even the most abstract notions of.. cultural anthropology in fascinating and informative examples which are readily understood by undergraduates.” He is “particularly interested,” notes a colleague, “in making arcane anthropological concepts relevant to students’ daily lives. … he seeks to help students think interrogatively—to pose interesting questions about the world.” 

Read Prof Urban’s reflections on teaching here