Mike Wesch (officially) rocks

Congratulations to anthropologist Mike Wesch who was named one of the “2008 Best U.S. Professors of the Year”:http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/11/20/profs. The coverage of the award on Inside Higher Ed cites his innovative teaching methods in a large-enrollment intro anthro class — a teaching method that he “described on Savage Minds over 2 years ago”:/author/mike/. I’m a bit sad to see Mike spending so much time innovating teaching and exploring the power of the video essay, since it means less time for him to do anthropology of Papua New Guinea! So congratulations Mike and remember… you heard it here first!


Alex Golub is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His book Leviathans at The Gold Mine has been published by Duke University Press. You can contact him at rex@savageminds.org

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  1. Way to go, Dr. Wesch!

    I’ve been in several of his classes and TA’d for him once (and I’ll be in one of his classes next semester, as well) and I’ve got to say…he’s more than earned this award.

    The best professor (in anthropology or any field, really) is the one that doesn’t ask you for answers…but keeps you asking questions.

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