European Teaching Award: Academic Year 2014 -2015: Shakuntala Banaji
CEU honors Dr. Shakutala Banaji, lecturer and programme director of the Master's in Media, Communication and Development program at the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), with the fourth annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities.
Dr. Shakuntala Banaji, has been selected as the recipient of the fourth annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Banaji was presented with the award at CEU's Opening Ceremony for academic year 2015-2016 on 21 September, 2015. The award is accompanied by the €5,000 Diener Prize, made possible by a generous gift from Steven and Linda Diener in memory of Ilona Diener. Read more.
Banaji, who earned her PhD in Media and Communications from the Institute of Education, University of London, has also received two teaching excellence awards at LSE, in 2011 and 2015 and a Major Review Teaching Prize in 2013. Her teaching and research interests include issues of children, young people and active citizenship, international media and the global south, and media and sociopolitical change. Read more.
The award, initiated by CEU Provost and Pro-Rector Liviu Matei and overseen by the University's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) aims to promote excellence in teaching across the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).