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.
Does a belief in God and strong religious devotion give students an edge in the classroom? Tulane sociologist Ilana Horwitz explores the issue in her new book God, Grades and Graduation. Horwitz, assistant professor in the Department of Jewish Studies and the Fields-Rayant Chair in Contemporary Jewish Life at Tulane, discusses the surprising ways in which a religious upbringing shapes the academic lives of teens in the United States.