Research and Innovation
Research is the cornerstone of knowledge production, and it provides a path for applying academic insights to better understand and engage with the world around us. As an R1 university, Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts faculty and students are engaged in research projects that focus on a range of topics at the local, national, and global level.
The next advances of the world “will come from people who are able to link beauty to engineering, humanity to technology and poetry to processors."
– Walter Isaacson, School of Liberal Arts Professor and best-selling author
Our faculty are actively engaged in groundbreaking research across disciplines, and this research informs and inspires conversations on not only a regional but a global scale.
Within our research-oriented programs leading to the degrees of PhD, MA, MS, MFA, students obtain advanced knowledge and make an original contribution to a specialized discipline using quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Undergraduate research is an important part of the Tulane experience. Our students actively participate in faculty directed and independent research projects that span the School of Liberal Arts.
Emilia Oddo (Classical Studies)
On Good Authority Podcast: Episode 46 – The Magic of Port Cities
Brian Edwards, dean of Tulane University’s School of Liberal Arts, is leading a new initiative exploring the idea that there’s something about port cities that set them apart — making them natural centers for creativity, culture, and vibrancy. What can we learn from the connections between New Orleans, Naples, and Tangier?
Host: Keith Brannon
Editor: Cooper Powers
Producer: Audrey Burroughs
Production team: Marianna Boyd, Keith Brannon, Audrey Burroughs, Chelsea Christopher, Faith Dawson, Roger Dunaway, Becca Hildner, Roman Vaulin, and Andrew Yawn