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Sociology and Anthropology

Recent Faculty Awards and Honors

Lake Forest College faculty members in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology are leaders in their fields and contribute to the richness and diversity of the college community. These are among the most recent honors and awards received by the Sociology and Anthropology faculty.


American Midwest Foodways Scholar’s Grant, Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance, Culinary Historians of Chicago, and the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts   

Rebecca Graff, 2013 

Commitment to Student Development Award  

Holly Swyers, 2009 

Great Teacher Award

David Boden, 2003, 2013
Holly Swyers, 2014

Graduate Student Teaching Award for Excellence in Course Design, The Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Chicago

Rebecca Graff, 2009

Kathleen Kirk Gilmore Dissertation Award, Society for Historical Archaeology

Rebecca Graff, 2013

Lieber Associate Instructor Award, Indiana University Department of Sociology

Christopher Todd Beer, 2012

Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Chicago

Holly Swyers, 2005

Preparing Future Faculty Fellow, Indiana University Department of Sociology 

Christopher Todd Beer, 2008-2009

Robert F. Winch Award for Teaching Excellence, Northwestern University

David Boden, 1992

Sage/Pine Forge Press Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award

Christopher Todd Beer, 2011

Scherer Center Dissertation Year Fellowship, Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture, University of Chicago

Rebecca Graff, 2008

Social Action Award, Indiana University Department of Sociology

Christopher Todd Beer, 2011

Sutherland Teaching Award, Indiana University Department of Sociology

Christopher Todd Beer, 2009

William L. Dunn Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarly Promise

Ahmad Sadri, 1994
Holly Swyers, 2009
Rebecca Graff, 2018

Phi Beta Kappa

Rebecca Graff
Holly Swyers