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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 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
Grace Treffinger
Grace Treffinger
Regina Cairns
Executive Secretary
Laia L. La Rue
Student Assistant Web Manager
Theo Simmons New Orleans Center for the Gulf South
Theo Simmons
Student Marketing Assistant
Partner Organizations
Sonya Robinson
Director of Educator Engagement for Music Rising at Tulane
Douglas Miller
Graphic Designer

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

New Orleans Center for the Gulf South Assistant Director

Newcomb Hall 112
Tulane University


Advisory Committee

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


Tulane Faculty Teaching Gulf South Related Courses 

Adam McKeown, English

Amalia Leguizamon 

Andrew Horowitz, History

Annie Freitas 

Ashlin Parker, Theater and Dance

Ausettua Jackson, Theater and Dance

Barbara Hayley, Theater and Dance

Bernice Mcfadden, English

Betsy Weiss, Communications

Beverly Trask, Theater and Dance

Christopher Oliver

Daniel Sharp, Music

Edith Wolfe, Undergraduate Programs, Stone Center

Emily Clark, History

George Flowers

James Markway, Music

Jane Mathieu, Music

Joel Dinerstein, English

Johnathan Pritchet 

Keith Silverman

Laura Rosanne Adderley, History

Mary Magdalene, History

Matt Sakakeeney, Music

Melissa Weber, Hogan Jazz Archive, Louisiana Collection

Michael Luke, English

Michael Sherman

Nathalie Dajko, Anthropology

Nghana Lewis, English

Nicholas Spitzer, Anthropology

Nicole Buckles, Theater and Dance

Randy Sparks, History

Richard Campanella, School of Architecture

Robert Gilpin 

Rosalind Cook

Sabia McCoy-Torres, Anthropology 

Stephen Ostertag 

Terrance Fitzmorris

Tom Klingler, French/Italian

T.R. Johnson, English

Vicki Mayer, Communications