Faculty Spotlight: Chantel Acevedo, English

Chantel Acevedo is an associate professor and Alumni Writer-in-Residence in the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts Department of English. She is co-editor of the Southern Humanities Review and helps organize the Auburn Writer's Conference.

Acevedo was awarded a master's of fine arts from the University of Miami and was named a Literature Fellow by the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 2012. Her 2005 novel Love and Ghost Letters won the Latino International Award for Best Historical Fiction. Now, her new novel is the winner of the 2012 Doris Bakwin Award for Writing by a Woman. A Falling Star tells the story of two families who came to the United States as part of the 1980 Mariel boatlift.

In the interview below, Kelly Walker, Digital Content Producer for the College of Liberal Arts, talks with Acevedo in a new series by the College of Liberal Arts called Regarding Research. 

Last Updated: August 06, 2014