Faculty Book Authors Recognized

Faculty across UT Austin spend years developing research and scholarship for their published works. This work represents significant contributions to their fields and society more broadly, as well as reinforcing the university’s reputation as a world-class institution. 

The Provost’s Office created the Faculty Authors Recognition program to celebrate faculty members who published books in the previous calendar year. In 2020, faculty from 9 colleges and 28 departments participated, representing 46 books.

“We are enormously proud of faculty for their perseverance during this past year and want to make sure that the books published in 2020 do not go unnoticed,” said senior vice provost of faculty affairs, Tasha Beretvas. “Thousands of hours go into the development of a book from inception to completion and faculty deserve to be celebrated for their hard work.” 

In previous years, the Faculty Author Recognition was held as a reception for faculty. In lieu of an in-person event, faculty authors will be featured throughout the year on social media and showcased in the Main Building. In order to take part in the 2022 annual reception, faculty members will be notified during the fall semester to submit their publications.

For more information, visit: https://provost.utexas.edu/annual-faculty-authors-reception

Bernth Lindfors
African Literary Manuscripts and African Archives 

Janine Barchas
A Boyhood Under Nazi Occupation: The Personal Story of Jan Duijvestein 

Chad Bennett
Your New Feeling Is the Artifact of a Bygone Era 

Paola Bonifazio
The Photoromance: A Feminist Reading of Popular Culture 

Paola Canova
Frontier Intimacies: Ayoreo Women and the Sexual Economy of the Paraguayan Chaco

Don Carleton
Flash of Light, Wall of Fire Japanese Photographs Documenting the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 

Mounira Maya Charrad
Women Rising: In and Beyond The Arab Spring 

George Christian
Beside the Bard: Scottish Lowland Poetry in the Age of Burns 

Karma Chávez
Queer and Trans Migrations: Dynamics of Illegalization, Detention, and Deportation 

John Morán González
Communication of Migration in Media and Arts 

Scott Graham
Where’s the Rhetoric? Imagining a Unified Field 

Julie Hardwick
Sex in an Old Regime City: young workers and intimacy in France, 1660-1789 

Peter Hess
Resisting Pluralization and Globalization in German Culture, 1490–1540: Visions of a Nation in Decline 

Heather Houser
Infowhelm: Environmental Art & Literature in an Age of Data 

Peter LaSalle
The World Is a Book, Indeed: Writing, Reading, and Traveling 

Lorraine Leu
Defiant Geographies: Race and Urban Space in 1920s Rio de Janeiro 

Martha Newman
Cistercian Stories for Nuns and Monks: The Sacramental Imagination of Engelhard of Langheim 

Shannon O’Brien
Donald Trump and the Kayfabe Presidency: Professional Wrestling Rhetoric in the White House

Lisa Olstein
Pain Studies

Stephen Phillips
Jewel of Reflection on the Truth about Epistemology 

Samantha Pinto
Infamous Bodies

Guy Raffa
Dante’s Bones: How a Poet Invented Italy

Martha Ann Selby
Cat in the Agraharam and Other Stories

Geoffrey Smith
Valentinian Christianity: Texts and Translations

John Traphagan
Cosmopolitan Rurality, Depopulation, and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in 21st-Century Japan

Deborah Unferth
Barn 8: a novel

Bruce Wells
Sexuality and Law in the Torah