Research Highlights

Justin White

White Wins Publication Award from American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) has named Dr. Justin White, Associate Professor of Spanish/Second Language Acquisition, Linguistics, the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Scholarly Publication Award for his article, "The Effect of Input-based Instruction Type on the Acquisition of Spanish Accusative Clitics," published in the June 2015 issue of Hispania. READ MORE

Taylor Hagood

Scholar Wins Literary Prize for Groundbreaking Study of Disability in the Works of William Faulkner

Dr. Taylor Hagood, associate professor of English, was awarded the prestigious C. Hugh Holman Award by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) at its biennial conference on March 12, 2016, in Boston, MA, for his book, Faulkner, Writer of Disability (LSU Press, 2014). The SSSL awards the prize annually for the best book of literary scholarship or literary criticism in the field of southern literature. Hagood's book is the first to consider the role of impairment in the works of William Faulkner, the Nobel Prize–winning novelist of the American South. READ MORE

Hagood Undead Souths New Book Examines Undeadness in Southern Culture

Vampires, ghosts, and zombies are not just fodder for Halloween costumes and popular television shows; the undead are now the subject of a scholarly volume co-edited by Taylor Hagood, Associate Professor of English at Florida Atlantic University; Eric Gary Anderson of George Mason University; and Daniel Cross Turner of Coastal Carolina University. READ MORE

LeFlouria_speechTalitha LeFlouria Wins Prestigious Book Award

Dr. Talitha LeFlouria, associate professor of history, won the  prestigious 2015 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize, awarded by the Association of Black Women Historians, for her book Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South (UNC Press, 2015). The book is the culmination of 14 years of research into the lives of black women in the Jim Crow South, whose words and experiences are often absent from the historical records.

Jane Caputi Caputi Named 2016 Eminent Scholar by Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Dr. Jane Caputi, Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Communication & Multimedia, received the 2016 Eminent Scholar Award from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA). Caputi accepted the award and gave the keynote address at the association's annual conference in Seattle, Washington, on March 23, 2016. (Photo Courtesy of Dennis Johnston Photography) READ MORE  

Bogota album coverFAU Professor and Students Receive GRAMMY Nomination

The album "Bogotá – Buenos Aires," which was recorded and produced at Florida Atlantic University's Hoot/Wisdom Recordings under the direction of FAU associate professor Alejandro-Sánchez Samper, received a GRAMMY nomination in the "Best Tango Album" category for the 16th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®. The album was one of six nominated in the tango category.

FAU Researchers Investigate African Monkeys in South Florida

FAU doctoral student Missy Williams and her advisor, biological anthropologist, Kate Detwiler, are researching vervet monkeys from West Africa that escaped from a Florida research laboratory in the 1940s and have been living in Dania Beach ever since. With conservation efforts in mind, their research focuses on how the monkeys have adapted to this urban environment. 

Dramatic Spaces book cover Jennifer Low Publishes Dramatic Spaces

Dr. Jennifer Low's critical volume, Dramatic Spaces: Scenography and Spectatorial Perceptions , is now available from Routledge. Low, an associate professor of English, explores and explains how theater space and audiences affect(ed) the meaning of plays and the experience of theater-going in a variety of contexts (Roman comedy, Shakespearian drama, 19th century Parisian theaters, and many more).