UM’s Kerr Wins Anthropology Center’s Margaret Mead Citizenship Award

November 23, 2016

MISSOULA – The Center for a Public Anthropology named University of Montana Adjunct Instructor Garry Kerr the winner of the organization’s Margaret Mead Global Citizenship Award.

The award honors Mead, one of the 20th century’s great anthropologists, and commends Kerr’s effective participation in the Center for a Public Anthropology’s Community Action Online Project and other community service. Less than 1 percent of faculty in North America who teach anthropology courses receive this award.

Center director Bob Borofsky said Kerr is to be congratulated on how he takes classroom knowledge and applies it to challenges in the real world. When addressing ethical concerns within anthropology, Kerr provides students with critical thinking and writing skills needed for active citizenship.

For more information on the award, call Kerr at 406-243-2693 or email


Contact: Garry Kerr, UM anthropology adjunct instructor, 406-243-2693,