Hromadzic and McCormick win Meredith Teaching Recognition Awards

Assistant professors Azra Hromadzic of Anthropology and Gladys McCormick of History have received a Meredith Teaching Recognition Award, given to non-tenured faculty members for  teaching innovation, effectiveness in communicating with students, and the lasting value of courses.

Dean James Steinberg observed that “Maxwell faculty are known for their fine teaching and dedication to students.  Azra and Gladys have enhanced the reputation of the School with their excellent accomplishments in the classroom.”


Azra Hromadzic is a cultural anthropologist with research interests in the anthropology of international policy in the context of peace-building and democratization. Her book manuscript in preparation, titled “Empty Nation: Youth, Education and Democratization in Post-Conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina,” is an ethnographic investigation of the internationally directed post-conflict intervention policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the response of local people, especially youth, to these policy efforts. Hromadzic is focusing future research on a new project that will ethnographically research aging in the context of postwar and post-socialist Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Gladys McCormick specializes in the histories of Latin America and the Caribbean and 19th- and 20th-century Mexico. She is currently working on a manuscript titled “The Political Economy of Desire in Rural Mexico: Revolutionary Change and the Making of a State, 1935-1965.” This work studies the establishment of a political order that became arguably the most successful instance of authoritarian modernization in 20th-century Latin America. Her research interests include political and economic history, comparative history, questions of historical memory and political violence, gender and the experiences of rural peoples. 04/22/14