David Blight and Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan receive Graduate Mentor Award

The MacMillan Center congratulates David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, and Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, Dinakar Singh Professor of Anthropology, Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and former chair of the South Asian Studies Council, on receiving the Graduate Mentor Award.

David Blight (left) and Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan

The Graduate School and Graduate Student Assembly collaborate each year to select faculty for the Graduate Mentor Award, which honors their exceptional support of the professional, scholarly, and personal development of their students.

The selection committee receives scores of letters from graduate students nominating outstanding mentors all over campus.

The 2017 recipients of the Graduate School’s Graduate Mentor Award are:

Social Sciences: Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan
Humanities: David Blight 
Natural Sciences: Derek Briggs

On Sunday, May 21st, the Graduate Mentor Award recipients will be honored at the Graduate School’s Convocation Ceremony.