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About the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South

The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University (NOCGS) is an interdisciplinary, place-based institute that was founded in 2011 and is now a cornerstone of the School of Liberal Arts. NOCGS is dedicated to preserving, perpetuating, and celebrating the distinctive cultures of New Orleans and the Gulf South, identified as the bioregion stretching from Florida to Texas. Its focus is not only on the coastal states, but is international as well, exploring areas of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa that have ties to the region and have influenced its distinctive history and traditions, as well as other delta city and coastal wetland areas around the world that share geographical traits. The Center’s mission rests on three pillars: research, teaching, and community engagement. All of our programming is based on the belief that the more we understand where we are, the more fully we can engage in our democracy and collective destiny.

Staff Student Assistants Affiliated Faculty & Staff Board Members Partner Organizations

NOCGS Staff
Rebecca Snedeker
Clark Executive Director, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South
Denise Frazier
Assistant Director of the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South
Regina Cairns
Executive Secretary
Partner Organizations
Sonya Robinson
Director of Educator Engagement for Music Rising at Tulane
Douglas Miller
Graphic Designer
 
Student Assistants
Frederick Bell
Web Assistant
Aaron Cohen
ASAP/10 Volunteer Coordinator and Technological Assistant
Tyler Simien
Photographer Assistant

Rebecca Snedeker

Clark Executive Director, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South
Director, Musical Cultures of the Gulf South

Newcomb Hall 112
Tulane University

Denise Frazier, PhD

Assistant Director


Advisory Committee

Richard Campanella, School of Architecture
Nathalie Dajko, Anthropology
Joel Dinerstein, English
Barbara Hayley, Theater and Dance
Nghana Lewis, English
Bruce Raeburn, Hogan Jazz Archive and Louisiana Collections
Matt Sakakeeney, Music
Dan Sharp, Music
Edith Wolfe, Undergraduate Programs, Stone Center


Musical Cultures of the Gulf South Faculty

Laura Rosanne Adderley, History
Richard Campanella, School of Architecture
Emily Clark, History
Joel Dinerstein, English
Barbara Hayley, Theater and Dance
Andrew Horowitz, History
Ausettua Jackson, Theater and Dance
T.R. Johnson, English
Daniel Sharp, Music
Tom Klingler, French/Italian
Nghana Lewis, English
Vicki Mayer, Communications
Adam McKeown, English
Bruce Raeburn, Hogan Jazz Archive, Louisiana Collection
Matt Sakakeeney, Music
Daniel Sharp, Music
Randy Sparks, History
Nicholas Spitzer, Anthropology
Beverly Trask, Theater and Dance