Faculty Accomplishments

Ilene Prusher
Ilene Prusher
School Of Communication And Multimedia Studies

Ilene Prusher, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, will be one of two journalism professors to lead the Journalism program of Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE), a two-week summer fellowship in Germany and Poland, which uses the conduct of professionals under Nazi rule as a way to reflect on contemporary professional ethics.

Now in its eighth year of operation, FASPE provides a unique historical lens to engage graduate students in professional schools as well as early-stage practitioners in five fields (business, journalism, law, medicine, and seminary) in a course of study focused on contemporary ethical issues in their professions. FASPE Journalism uses the conduct of reporters and other media professionals in Nazi-occupied Europe as a way to reflect on contemporary journalism ethics. Its approach differs from the usual classroom experience by looking beyond formal or informal rules of conduct to focus on concrete ethical problems faced by journalists in contemporary media settings. This year, the Journalism program has 12 Fellows, both graduate students and early-career journalists, who were drawn from a pool of nearly 200 applicants.

Noemi Marin
Noemi Marin
Professor, School Of Communication And Multimedia Studies

Noemi Marin, professor, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, has been invited by Columbia University's Hariman Institute, East Central European Center and the Romanian Cultural Institute to make a presentation about her research at the end of April 2017. Marin will present on the pre- and post-1989 political discourse in Romania, Eastern Europe and the United States, drawing on the volume she recently co-edited with Cezar Ornatowski, Rhetorics of 1989: Rhetorical Archaeologies of Political Transitions (Routledge, 2015). She will address the question of how political speech in communist and transition periods does and does not change democratic action, and what challenges remain inherent to the public arena to this day.

Taylor Hagood
Taylor Hagood

Taylor Hagood won the C. Hugh Holman Award for the best book in southern literary studies from the Society for the Study of Southern Literature.   This is for his book, Faulkner and Disability.  This is among the biggest prizes in the field.

Carol Prusa
Carol Prusa
Visual Arts And Art History

The American Academy of Arts and Letters invited 40 artists, through nomination and selection, to participate in the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, which opened on March 12, 2015 at their historic building in New York City. The Exhibition featured over 120 paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and works on paper. Carol Prusa (Visual Arts and Art History) had a large work purchased by the Academy to donate to an American museum collection.

Noemi Marin
Noemi Marin
Professor, School Of Communication And Multimedia Studies

Noemi Marin, professor in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, recently present the lecture Rhetoric and Intellectuals in the East European Upheavals of 1989: A Look Back after 25 Years at Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Carol S. Gould
Professor Of Philosophy

Carol S. Gould, professor of philosophy, co-edited the anthology: "Ethics, Art and Representations of the Holocaust."

Mary Cameron
Mary Cameron
Ph.D., Professor Of Anthropology

Mary Cameron, Ph.D., professor of Anthropology, has photographs featured in an exhibit about Nepal's Dalits, at the Patan Museum in Patan, Nepal (near Kathmandu). View Image 1, Image 2. Learn more about the exhibition here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/matthewtucker/17-powerful-photographs-that-show-nepals-history-of-discrimi?utm_term=.nfODYEwy3#.ljWzKX5wm  

Dr. Noemi Marin
Dr. Noemi Marin
Professor, School Of Communication And Multimedia Studies

Noemi Marin on Romanian National Television, a First for FAU. "Performing Rhetoric" is the Romanian National Television feature documentary on  Dr. Noemi Marin's academic and public life as a Romanian-American scholar and public figure. The documentary was aired on  Romanian National Television International Channel and TVR+. (www.tvrplus.ro) on Monday, April 25, to be aired again on May 13, on TVRHDWhile this documentary features Noemi Marin and her academic career, this is the first time FAU has been featured on Romanian television. The Romanian TVR crew filmed a lot of campus scenes: the FAU College of Arts and Letters; University Theater; The Dalai Lama tree; the Arts studios; the CU building; and the College of Nursing. The documentary can be seen here: http://www.tvrplus.ro//editie-lumea-si-noi-440080 

Lisa Swanstrom
Lisa Swanstrom
Ph.D., Assistant Professor Of English

Lisa Swanstrom, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, won the Elizabeth Agee Prize in American Literature for her new book, Animal, Vegetable Digital: Experiments in New Media Aesthetics and Environmental Poetics (January 2016). The prize from The University of Alabama Press is awarded annually to a work that exemplifies scholarly excellence in the field of American literary studies. She did the bulk of her preliminary research in HUMLab, a digital humanities lab at the University of Umeå in northern Sweden, where she interviewed digital artists whose work complicates the boundary between "natural" and "digital" ecologies. 

Prisca Augustyn
Prisca Augustyn
Ph.D., Department Of Languages, Linguistics And Comparative Literature

Prisca Augustyn, Ph.D., Department of Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature, is on the program committee of the 41st annual meeting of the Semiotic Society of America. The group is a transdisciplinary professional organization serving scholars with common interests in the study of signs and sign systems. The conference will convene in Delray Beach from September 28 - October 2. The group welcomes abstracts on any semiotics-related topic. The society applies semiotic theories and insights to disciplines as diverse as anthropology, the arts, biology, cognitive science, communication, cybernetics, education, ethics, law, literary criticism, linguistics, marketing, media studies, mathematics, pedagogy, philosophy, religion, and technology.