Dr. Caputi arrived at Florida Atlantic University in 1997 as one of two faculty in Women’s Studies. Prior to coming to FAU, she was Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Her primary research is in contemporary cultural studies, including popular culture, gender and violence, and environmental feminism. She is the author of three books, The Age of Sex Crime; Gossips, Gorgons and Crones: The Fates of the Earth; and Goddesses and Monsters: Women, Myth, Power and Popular Culture. She also collaborated with Mary Daly on Websters’ First Intergalactic Wickedary of the English Language, and has made an educational documentary, The Pornography of Everyday Life. She also was FAU’s Distinguished Teacher for 2001, and received FAU’s Research and Scholarly Activities award (Professor level) for 2005.