Claudia Brittenham receives Quantrell Teaching Award
June 3, 2019
Congratulations to Associate Professor of Art History and the College Claudia Brittenham for receiving the 2019 Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award! Believed to be the nation’s oldest prize for undergraduate teaching, the Quantrell Award is issued by the University in recognition of a faculty member’s exceptional teaching and mentoring.
Exploring the ruins of Mayan cities and the fragments of its colorful murals, Brittenham makes ancient art come alive and intersect with the 21st century. Whether introducing students to the power and limitations of visual and material evidence in the arts core or guiding them through a maze of questions, histories, and eccentric narratives in advanced seminars, Brittenham uses art to empower her students to come up with their own analyses and novel ideas. A contagiously enthusiastic advisor also attuned and attentive to someone else’s inclinations, she points students towards untouched research topics that they would fall in love with.