Research in Arts and Letters

Images (l/r): Alka Sapat, Ph.D.; Book cover of “Coming Home After Disaster: Multiple Dimensions of Housing Recovery,” edited by Alka Sapat; Ann-Margaret Esnard
July 02, 2020

Alka Sapat, Ph.D., director of theSchool of Public Administration, is the lead Principal Investigator on this NSF Rapid Response Research Study

Images (l/r): Kelly J. Shannon; Book cover of “U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights” (2018);
June 25, 2020

Kelly J. Shannon, Associate Professor of History has been appointed the new director of FAU’s Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative (PJHR)

Images (l/r): Book cover of “Jewfish;” Andrew Furman
June 18, 2020

This new novel shines a light on the environmental issues facing south Florida and the planet

Image (L/R): (book cover detail) “Unstable Masks Whiteness and American Superhero Comics,” edited by Sean Guynes and Martin Lund, The Ohio State University Press, January 2020; Sika A. Dagbovie-Mullins; Eric L. Berlatsky; (book cover detail) “Ms. Marvel’s America No Normal,” Edited by Jessica Baldanzi & Hussein Rashid, University of Mississippi Press, February 2020
June 11, 2020

The intersection of superheroes in comic books, racial politics, the politics of racial mixing and racial mixedness

Image: 2019 Summer Band Camp performance
June 04, 2020

The Department of Music received the Impact 100 Palm Beach County’s Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation Grant.

Images (l/r): Book cover of “The Chemical Philosophy of Robert Boyle: Mechanicism, Chymical Atoms, and Emergence,” Oxford University Press; Marina Banchetti, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy.
May 28, 2020

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that each of its faculty members has a book to be released or under contract to be completed this year.

Images (l/r): European Union Flag; La Pietra di Ca’Vendramin book cover; Ilaria Serra with Italian American writer Adriana Trigiani, whose novels are the topic of a forthcoming book chapter by Serra
May 21, 2020

Ilaria Serra, the 2020 FAU Associate Professor Scholar of the Year, recently received a faculty curriculum development grant from the EU-Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University (FIU)

Tangled Roots: Florida’s Revolving Empires and the Opportunities of Changing Borders, 1760-1830
May 14, 2020

The grant will support archival research for his project “Tangled Roots: Florida’s Revolving Empires and the Opportunities of Changing Borders, 1760-1830.”

Florence Arquin Slides
May 07, 2020

Emily Fenichel and Camila Afanador-Llach, faculty in FAU’s Department of Visual Arts and Art History, recently received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for $231,588.

Image(l/r): Graham Greene; Ian Fleming; From Russia With Love (1st edition, 1957); Helen MacInnes
April 30, 2020

English Professor Oliver Buckton recently received a Fulbright Fellowship for his research and teaching project titled “Counterfeit Spies: The Arts ofDeception in Wartime Espionage and Post-war Spy Fiction.”