African Studies affiliate receives Hilldale award for teaching, research, and service

Henry Drewal

Henry Drewal is one of four UW faculty members to receive the 2017 Hilldale Award.

A professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies, Drewal’s research centers on African and African Diaspora arts. Currently, he is developing a scholarly approach known as Sensiotics, which focuses on the role of senses in shaping how people perceive material arts, cultures, and histories.

While not Drewal’s first recognition (he has received three senior Fulbrights and a fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, to start), the Hilldale marks an unprecedented level of scholarly and community achievement. Awarded by the Secretary of the Faculty, the Hilldale award recognizes outstanding teaching, research, and service.

Interested in learning more about Professor Drewal’s work? Check out his undergraduate courses, Introduction to African Art and Architecture and Curatorial Studies Exhibition Practice, offered next fall.

“Four faculty members honored for teaching, research, service.” University of Wisconsin-Madison News, 3/28/2017.