Faculty & Staff Achievements

Professors Celebrate a Year in Books

by Evan Elliot, USF News

Nine USF professors share their books published in 2023.

Monisha Bajaj, Humanizing Education for Immigrant and Refugee Youth
Strategies, models, and concrete ideas for serving newcomer immigrant and refugee youth in U.S. schools, with a focus on grades 6–12.

Paula Birnbaum, Sculpting a Life: Chana Orloff between Paris and Tel Aviv
Birnbaum tells the story of a woman who fled antisemitism in Ukraine, emigrated to Palestine with her family, then traveled to Paris to work in haute couture before becoming an internationally recognized artist.

Brandon R. Brown, Sharing Our Science: How to Write and Speak STEM
Scientist-turned-writing teacher Brandon Brown offers a guidebook for STEM practitioners looking to communicate their technical work to either a technical or a broader audience.

Bill Ong Hing, Humanizing Immigration: How to Transform Our Racist and Unjust System
In this book, Hing argues that immigrant and refugee rights are part of the fight for racial justice, and he offers a humanitarian approach to reform.

Evelyn Y. Ho, The International Encyclopedia of Health Communication
With a global and interdisciplinary focus, this encyclopedia addresses digital technology, complementary and integrative health care, diversity and inclusion, health equity, and COVID-19.

Stuart D. McKee, Indigenous Enlightenment: Printing and Education in Evangelical Colonialism, 1790–1850
McKee examines the methods, tools, and processes that British and American educators developed to inculcate Indigenous cultures of reading.

Megan V. Nicely, Experimental Dance and the Somatics of Language: Thinking in Micromovement
This book is about dance’s relationship to language. It investigates how dance bodies work with the micromovements elicited by language’s affective forces, and the micropolitics of the thought-sensations that arise when movement and words accompany one another.

Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, The Latinx Guide to Graduate School
Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales and Magdalena L. Barrera give prospective and current Latinx graduate students in the humanities and social sciences a roadmap for surviving and thriving.

Dean Rader, Before the Borderless: Dialogues with the Art of Cy Twombly
The poems in Before the Borderless are both elegy and prayer for Rader’s parents, for his children, and for the world.