Newsletter: Leaders in Their Fields

Nick Spitzer, Tulane University

Tulane School of Liberal Arts Newsletter, March 2023


Nick Spitzer, Tulane University School of Liberal Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Awards Nick Spitzer Highest Honor

Professor of Anthropology Nick Spitzer has been named a 2023 recipient of the National Endowment for the Art's National Heritage Fellowship—the nation’s highest honor in the traditional arts. The folklorist is currently celebrating 25 years of producing and hosting his popular public radio show, "American Routes,” from Tulane's Uptown campus.   

Dr. Giovanni Piedimonte, and Sylvie Cooper, Tulane Research, Innovation and Creativity Summit

School of Liberal Arts Grad Students Present at Research Summit

Vice President of Research Dr. Giovanni Piedimonte listens to Sylvie Cooper, MA Candidate in Classical Studies, at the first Tulane Research, Innovation & Creativity Summit (TRICS). Aimed at increased inclusivity of the university's current breadth of research and creative scholarship, the two-day event highlighted work from across all disciplines. MA and PhD candidates in English, Latin American Studies, and Economics rounded out the Liberal Arts.


Tulane School of Liberal Arts grad Ali Vitali

Impression: Ali Vitali

Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News Ali Vitali [SLA ’12] loved writing and came to Tulane with an interest in politics and government. She learned to fuse those passions with her penchant for talking to people, and now enjoys success as both a reporter and political novelist.

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English Professor and Department Chair Thomas Albrecht

Reading in the Time of COVID

Plagues have been part of the human experience since the earliest days of writing. In his seminar course “Writing About the Plague,” which began in 2020, English Professor and Department Chair Thomas Albrecht leads students in a literary exploration of pandemic experiences.

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Amitav Ghosh, Tulane School of Liberal Arts

Carole Barnette Boudreaux '65 Great Writer Series

Public Talk by Amitav Ghosh   
Wednesday, March 15 | 6pm   
Kendall Cram Lecture Hall (LBC)   
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Our endowed lectureship welcomes acclaimed Indian author Amitav Ghosh, globally known for his complex narrative strategies that probe the nature of national and personal identity, as well as his non-fiction works addressing climate change and colonialism. In 2019, Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the most important global thinkers of the preceding decade.   
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Anti-racism and the disciplines, Tulane University School of Liberal Arts

Dean's Speaker Series

Final Symposium: Anti-Racism and the Disciplines   
Friday, March 31 | 1–6 pm   
Rogers Memorial Chapel   
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As a formal close to the Dean’s Speaker Series on Anti-Racism and the Disciplines, Dean Brian Edwards will host prominent scholars at Tulane for an all-day symposium. The agenda includes panels and critical conversations about the role of racism in liberal arts majors, with a keynote by Hortense Spillers.

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