Published: Oct. 23, 2019

Emmanuel DavidWe are proud to announce that associate professor Emmanuel David has been awarded the 2019 Best Should Teach Gold Award from CU’s Graduate Teaching Program. This award celebrates excellence in teaching, and is given in coordination with the School of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School. In receiving this award, David is recognized as an educator who exemplifies high levels of engagement in pedagogical innovation while contributing time and energy to individual students.

“On top of his important accomplishment receiving tenure, we are also thrilled that Professor David has been selected by CU’s the Best Should Teach committee for the Best Should Teach Gold Award,” notes WGST chair Lorraine Bayard de Volo. “With this award, Professor David joins an elite group of dedicated scholars who demonstrate exceptional talents in teaching and academic leadership.”

This year's awardees were honored in September at a ceremony featuring keynote speaker Bettina L. Love, award-winning author and associate professor at the University of Georgia. Dr. Love's work is largely concerned with how teachers and schools working with parents and communities can build communal, civically engaged schools rooted in intersectional social justice for the goal of equitable classrooms.

David's research and teaching focus on gender and sexuality in a global context. He has conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork in the Philippines, where’s he currently spending his sabbatical working on new projects. David is the author of Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurricane Katrina, and the recent article “Transgender Archipelagos,” which received the Best Article Award from the Society of Queer Asian Studies. David also serves as co-director of the LGBTQ Studies Certificate Program.

Congratulations to Dr. David for this well-deserved recognition of his talents, commitment, and hard work!