Associate Professor of English and Director, Project THINC
Office: PC 237
Paul Feigenbaum is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Director of Project THINC (Teaching Humanities in the New Context). Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Project THINC is a three-year initiative that will design and facilitate programming around curricular development and scholarship for Humanities faculty. Paul is also co-editor of the Community Literacy Journal, and he is working with faculty and CAT staff to promote contemplative practices at FIU. His research, teaching, and engagement interests include community literacy, public rhetoric, the science of learning and motivation, justice entrepreneurship, and the intersections between rhetoric and psychology. Prior to completing his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, he taught English in Uzbekistan through the Peace Corps, and he has participated in community-writing projects in various schools and communities in Detroit, Miami, Pittsburgh, and a village near Leon, Nicaragua. His first book, Collaborative Imagination: Earning Activism through Literacy Education, was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2015.