Dr. Almira Poudrier

ASU lecturer honored with annual humanities award

By

Gabriel Sandler

Arizona State University lecture Almira Poudrier was honored with the Juliana Yoder Friend of the Humanities Award, an annual recognition of those people and organizations who use humanities to enrich their communities.

In Poudrier’s case, this means organizing the annual Fall Forum in Classics, contributing to the Language Fair and taking a leadership role in the Central Arizona Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.

"Earth without art is just eh," said Poudrier, who is a senior lecturer in the School of International Letters and Cultures. "This award is a lovely way to acknowledge all the people fighting in the trenches, every day in every little way, to keep humanities alive and thriving … They are gentle warriors for truth and beauty, and I'm so honored to be counted among them."