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.
Talitha 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.
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).
FAU 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, and the winning album will be announced at the Latin GRAMMY Awards event on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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.