Hana Cervinkova, Professor of Anthropology received the 2022-2023 Maynooth University Teaching Award.
In their comments, the Awards Committee remarked: “Excellent application reflective of impressive work which is having a positive, and in some cases transformative, effect on students.”
Prof. Cervinkova teaches on all levels of the Anthropology curriculum, including 1st year undergraduate and postgraduate introductory modules, a 2nd year university elective module Anti-Racism, and the 3rd year module on globalization. She was nominated for the award by her students. Hana is the recipient of several other teaching awards, including the 2016 Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design from the Forum on Education Abroad and the 2021 Teaching Hero Award from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and the Union of Students in Ireland.
From Prof. Cervinkova’s teaching statement:
“I design modules to address current issues in a historical and global perspective. My classes encourage students to understand their critical role in the world and nurture their understanding and solidarity with others. ... I often address serious problems that we face as a humanity …, but my pedagogy is imbued with hope that we can generate differentiated and long-distance solidarities for an increasingly inter-dependent world.”