Tulane School of Liberal Arts Magazine
The Commitment Issue Spring 2021
Message from the Dean
Our fifth issue of the School of Liberal Arts Magazine is organized around the concept of commitment. In a sense, the theme builds on that of our previous issue, which explored the notion of responsibility. Yet the words travel along separate vectors and, in turn, evoke different resonances. So, this issue is meant to complement, rather than supplement, the fall number.
A critical criminologist traces her work highlighting historical truths and empowerment.
A deeper look at Mexico's African roots from a Latin American historian.
What happens when accessible, flexible, and responsive learning practices take center stage in the classroom?
Exploring the power of writing in addressing rage and change.
also in this issue
Not just a formal element: how line becomes a commitment for painter and professor Aaron Collier.
Professor Elizabeth Hill Boone reflects on her groundbreaking career and explains how images shape our thinking.
With a myriad of courses, centers, and programs, Tulane University is committed to cutting-edge research on Latin America.
Communication professor Hongwei Thorn Chen explores the complex, interwoven systems of human labor, media, and education.
The Covid-19 pandemic has given educators an opportunity to be actual students again, encouraging new approaches to teaching.
The Mothers of Ituzaingó Anexo in Argentina embody a commitment shared by environmental justice movements worldwide.
As the Mississippi River moves through Baton Rouge and snakes toward New Orleans, it passes a strip of land unlike any it encountered previously.
Professor R. Blakeslee Gilpin implores Americans to listen, to learn and unlearn, and to fail better in a new edition of My Bondage and My Freedom.