Elina Gertsman posing for photo next to sculpture

Art history’s Elina Gertsman receives teaching award from Medieval Academy of America

Elina Gertsman, the Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan Professor in Catholic Studies II and professor of art history, received the 2023 Medieval Academy Award for Excellence in Teaching Medieval Studies. This national award recognizes outstanding pedagogical achievement in teaching inspiring courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Gertsman was nominated by her graduate students; she will receive the award at this year’s MAA meeting in Washington, D.C. in February. Last year, the academy honored Gertsman by electing her as a fellow, the highest honor bestowed by the organization. She will deliver the annual MAA plenary at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds, UK, this July.