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February 13, 2015
USF Faculty Honored for Top Scholarly Works & Research
by Ed Carpenter
Four USF professors have been named College of Art and Sciences Dean’s Scholars for 2014. This year’s award honors outstanding publications and research on matters as varied as the role of religion in immigrants’ lives, previously undiscovered molecular species, fictional short stories about broken hearts, and the roots of international conflict in Africa.
“The Dean’s Scholar Program recognizes exceptional scholarly and creative work by full-time faculty and acknowledges their important contributions to their fields,” said Marcelo Camperi, dean of Arts and Sciences, in announcing the awards.
Stephen Zunes, professor of international studies, was recognized for his book Western Sahara: War, Nationalism and Conflict Irresolution. The book is the culmination of 15 years of scholarly work and draws on previously classified U.S. government documents, interviews with government officials, and field research to explain the Western Sahara conflict between Morocco and Algeria. Prominent scholars and policymakers, including the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, have recognized Zunes’ work.