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Pravina Shukla Receives Indiana University President's Award for Distinguished Teaching

Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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Indiana University has recognized the exemplary work of Dr. Pravina Shukla with the 2018 President's Award for Distinguished Teaching. This award is given to one professor among all eight IU campuses each year and constitutes one of the highest honors conferred on faculty by the University.

Established in 1974, the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching recognizes outstanding teaching, research or service. It honors the most exceptional faculty, their devotion to students and their strong commitment to the university's fundamental missions.

Dr. Shukla is full professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. In addition to her primary appointment, she holds appointments with the Department of Anthropology, the India Studies Program, the American Studies Program, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and is a Consulting Curator with the Mathers Museum of World Cultures.

Her research has focused on different forms of art, including material culture, body art, dress and costume. Her first book, entitled The Grace of the Four Moons: Dress, Adornment, and the Body in Modern Indian was released in 2008 to great acclaim, receiving the 2009 Millia Davenport Publication Award and the Asian Studies Association Ananda Coomaraswamy Prize in 2010. She has since followed this up with three more books, released in 2011, 2015, and 2017. Additionally, she has over 25 articles and has been an invited lecturer at events around the globe. Beyond her external recognitions, Dr. Shukla has received numerous awards from Indiana University, including Trustee Teaching Awards in 2002, 2007, 2010, and 2016.

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