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COVID-19 Response & Resources

Students: There is still Summer 2020 online course availability. Get a head start on your requirements with offerings including creative industries through crisis, film and media, festivals, tourism, the hospitality industry, and disease throughout history, across literature, media, cultural expression, religion, and more. View all Liberal Arts Summer Courses.




Across the arts, humanities, and social sciences, faculty in the School of Liberal Arts are engaged in cutting-edge scholarship that shapes the core questions of their disciplines and has an impact both in the classroom and in the community. Our research and creative activities awaken the soul to the human condition, challenging past assumptions and broadening our perspectives. Our location in New Orleans provides unique opportunities to investigate pressing problems such as hunger, poverty, environmental fragility, education, and economic disparity as well as to celebrate and explore our distinctive culture. Our focus on the Gulf South region and recognized expertise in Latin America underscore our distinctive bridge between the local and global, both in terms of offering solutions and in gaining insights through scientific, historical, philosophical, and artistic inquiry.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities



Featured Faculty Research Awards

Allison Emmerson
Allison Emmerson
ACLS Grant
Jesmyn Ward
Jesmyn Ward
MacArthur Fellow
Douglas Harris
Doug Harris
Institute of Education Sciences Grant
Emilia Oddo
Institute for Aegean Prehistory Grant


Featured Student Research Activities

Evan Parker
Evan Parker
National Geographic Society Early Career Grant
Maxime Lamoureux-St. Hilaire & Mary Kate Kelly
Maxime Lamoureux-St. Hilaire & Mary Kate Kelly
Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships