Faculty Biographies

Su Senapati

Su Senapati

Professor of Instruction


Office: SMC B128
Phone: 941-359-4323
Email: sbs2@usf.edu


Dr. Su Senapati received her PhD in English Literature from the University of South Florida. Her areas of interest are world literature, American Ethnic literature and the literature of climate change. In 2016, she developed the first literature of climate change course offered at USF. She has contributed several articles to different literary encyclopedias such as, Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature, Themes in Literature, and Asian-American Literature. Below are noteworthy achievements by Dr. Senapati.


ETS AP Literature | IB World Literature


MA University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

PhD University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


Literature of Climate Change: Cli-Fi | African American Literature | US Latino/a Literature | Introduction to Literature


“Honoring the Black Family and Fatherhood in Toni Morrison's God Help the Child." Conflicts in Comradeship: Critical Responses About the Black Family in Toni Morrison's God Help the Child.  Ed. Natalie King-Pedroso and Rhone Fraser.  Lexington Books, 2020.

“Ramayana’s Hanuman – Animal, Human or Divine” The Human- Animal Boundary: Exploring the Line in Philosophy and Fiction. Ed.  N. Batra and M. Wenning, Lexington Books, 2019.

“Back to Basics: Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and the Ethics of Survival in the Age of the Anthropocene Waste.” College English Association, March 2019.


Dr. Kathleen Moore Women in Leadership and Philanthropy (WLP) for research in Anthropocene / Climate Fiction, 2020. C4 Mellon Grant 2017 and 2019