American Culture is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Brandi Hughes has been given a 2017 Individual Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education! The leadership teams in History and American Culture jointly nominated Brandi for this honor, which the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts has now awarded to Brandi.   

This honor recognizes faculty members who show an exceptional level of dedication to the educational experiences of undergraduate students. In the case of Brandi, LSA noted her unique ability to use the classroom for productive discussions across many types of difference. Although grappling with charged topics, Brandi creates a space where her students feel able to participate from their own vantage points. So many of Brandi's students praise her ability in the classroom and talk about how important she has been to shaping their own thinking. Congrats, Brandi!