Two Fairfield University professors have won a 2013 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for their book "Jesuit & Feminist Education: Intersections in Teaching and Learning for the Twenty-First Century."

Jocelyn Boryczka, associate professor of politics, and Elizabeth Petrino, associate professor of English, co-edited the book, one of four books recognized this year by Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit colleges and universities.

Other Fairfield University faculty contributing to the book include Elizabeth Dryer, professor of religious studies who wrote the opening chapter on St. Ignatius' letters to and from women; Paul Lakeland; Robbin Crabtree, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Joseph DeFeo, associate dean of students and director of student development; Melissa Quan, associate director of the Center for Faith and Public Life; David Gudelunas, assistant professor of communication, wrote a chapter on LGBTQ students and faculty on Jesuit campuses; and University President Jeffrey P. von Arx, wrote the forward.

"This volume ... directly connects the Jesuit commitments to diversity and social justice with feminist teaching and learning," Boryczka said. "It does so by addressing issues such as women's role in the Jesuit tradition and the dynamics of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sex and sexuality on our campuses across the United States and globally that are critical, not only to Jesuit universities and colleges, but also to the broader community."

The Alpha Sigma Nu Book Awards promote excellence in scholarly research at Jesuit member institutions, including all Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S.