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MCLA Faculty Authors Present Panel on Book Writing and Publishing April 6

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. —MCLA faculty members from different academic departments will present an April 6 virtual roundtable discussion about their most recent and forthcoming book publications from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 6. Featured speakers will share information about their books, writing practices, and publishing processes.

This event is free and open to the public, and community members are welcome to attend. Register in advance at


Moderated by Assistant Professor of English Victoria Papa, who also directs The Mind’s Eye, a research and praxis initiative at MCLA, featured speakers include professors from the College’s English & Communications, Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, and Philosophy departments.


Featured speakers 

  • Caren Beilin, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and author of Blackfishing the IUD (Wolfman Books, 2019)
  • Ingrid E. Castro, Professor of Sociology and editor/author of Childhood, Agency, and Fantasy: Walking in Other Worlds (Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 2021)
  • Kelli Newby, Adjunct Instructor of English and author of The Good Girl’s Guide to Fantasy and Adventure (self-published, 2021)
  • Paul Nnodim, Professor of Philosophy and author of Beyond Justice as Fairness: Rethinking Rawls from a Cross-Cultural Perspective (Lexington – Rowman, 2020)
  • Gerol Petruzella, Director of Academic Technology and author of The Cruellest Month: 30 days of microfic from the pandemic era (Shires Press, 2020)
  • Jenna Sciuto, Associate Professor of English and author of Policing Intimacy: Law, Sexuality, and the Color Line in Twentieth-Century Hemispheric American Literature (University Press of Mississippi, forthcoming 2021)


This event is co-hosted by the MCLA Alumni Office and The Mind’s Eye. Learn more about the faculty members and their work at


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At MCLA, we’re here for all — and focused on each — of our students. Classes are taught by educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their students thrive on every level of their lives. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA is designed to elevate our students as individuals, as leaders, communicators, fully empowered to make their impressions on the world. In addition to our 125-year commitment to public education we have fortified our commitment to equitable academic excellence. For eight of the last 10 years, MCLA has been named a Top Ten College by U.S. News and World Report. MCLA also appears on the organization’s list of top National Public Liberal Arts Colleges, as well as on the top 50 schools in U.S. News’ Social Mobility Ranking, which measures how well schools graduate students who receive Federal Pell Grants.


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