Ligia A. Mihut, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Ligia A. Mihut, Ph.D.
Ligia A. Mihut, Ph.D. Associate Professor of English


  • BA in English Language and Literature/ Minor in French Language and Literature, University of Oradea -Romania
  • MA in TESOL, University of Illinois - Urbana, Champaign
  • Ph.D. in English - Writing Studies Specialization, University of Illinois - Urbana, Champaign

Areas of Interest

Rhetoric and Composition, Multilingualism/ Translingualism Pedagogy and Theory, Immigrant Literacies, Writing for Social Justice and Community Engagement


Dr. Ligia A. Mihut (pronounced Mee-hootz) is an associate professor of English and a multilingual writing consultant at Barry University. Her areas of interest include transnational/ immigrant literacies, writing for social justice, and emotion studies. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research, Mihut is currently working on book, Immigrants, Brokers, and Literacy as Affinity exploring literacy’s entanglement in networks of economic and political frames. As the recipient of the 2015-2016 CCCC Research Initiative Award (with Alvarez, Khadka, and Sharma), she is also involved in a comparative study of writing practices in four different countries, Romania, Nepal, India, and Colombia. Her work has been published in CCC, Literacy in Composition Studies, Reflections, and several edited collections.

Dr. Mihut teaches first-year composition and professional writing courses. She hopes to inspire in her students a genuine passion to change the world through writing and research. Her main goal is to affirm and support students and faculty in understanding the richness of diverse literacies and cross-cultural rhetorics in South Florida and globally.

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