Faculty Affiliate Sabrina Agarwal Wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Professor Sabrina Agarwal

Canadian Studies is proud to announce that Sabrina Agarwal, a professor of anthropology and Canadian Studies affiliate, was one of five Berkeley faculty selected to receive a 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes faculty for "sustained performance of excellence in teaching". We hope you will join us in congratulating Professor Agarwal.

Professor Agarwal is an expert in biological anthropology specializing in age, sex and gender-related changes to human bone. She received her bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, where she was also a previously a faculty member. She is interested in the philosophies of teaching, and is actively involved in the pedagogical training of current and future college instructors.

In addition to her teaching, Professor Agarwal is the chair of the UC Berkeley NAGPRA Advisory Committee, which facilitates the return of Native American ancestral remains and cultural goods to their tribe of origin. Professor Agarwal moderated a panel on repatriation for Canadian Studies in February.

Recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award receive a cash award from the campus and permanent recognition in the UC Berkeley catalogue. Distinguished Teachers are frequently called upon to serve on forums, panels, and committees involving teaching issues, and advocate for excellence in teaching at Berkeley.