Anthropologist inspires students to embrace world

By Carol Clark | eScienceCommons | Jan. 2, 2013

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Emory University anthropology professor Peter Brown

Emory University anthropology professor Peter Brown has received two major 2012 career awards for teaching and mentoring: The American Anthropological Association (AAA)/Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Anthropology and the Society for Medical Anthropology Graduate Student Mentoring Award.  

Both awards — the first recognition by his peers, and the second by his students — were presented at the recent AAA annual meeting in San Francisco.  

Many of his students have gone on to outstanding careers in anthropology, public health and other fields. In nominating Brown for the awards, several of his students described how he cultivated their interest in medical anthropology by combining facts and personal stories.

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