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Michele Adams

Michele Adams

Associate Professor, Sociology, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3015 | madams@tulane.edu

Sociology of Marriage and Family; Online Dating Relationship Trajectories; Sociology of Gender; Sociology of Culture; Social Theory; Social Psychology

 

Richard Ager

Richard D. Ager

Associate Professor, Director, Porter-Cason Institute, School of Social Work

Director, Center for Lifelong Learning, School of Social Work

(504) 862-3470 | ager@tulane.edu

Addictions; Clinical Practice; Evidence-Based Community Practices

 

Iñaki Alday

Iñaki Alday

Dean, School of Architecture

Richard Koch Chair in Architecture

(504) 865-5392 | ialday@tulane.edu

Architecture and Urbanism; Climate Change; Adaptation; Interdisciplinarity

 

Katherine Andrinopoulos

Katherine Andrinopoulos

Associate Professor, International Health and Development, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Program Director, International Health and Development MPH Program

(504) 988-4510 | kandrino@tulane.edu

International Health & Development; HIV, Family Planning, Malaria

 

Rebecca Atencio

Rebecca Atencio

Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, School of Liberal Arts

Director of Undergraduate Studies in Portuguese, Director of Gender & Sexuality Studies

(504) 862-3401 | ratencio@tulane.edu

Contemporary Brazil; Memory Politics; Gender and Sexuality Studies

 

William Balée

Professor and Department Chair, Anthropology, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3055 | wbalee@tulane.edu

Cultural Anthropology; Amazonia; Historical Ecology; Ethnobiology

 

Carl L. Bankston

Carl L. Bankston

Professor, Sociology, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3024 | cbankst@tulane.edu

International Migration; Sociology of Religion; Sociology of Education

 

Robin Bartram

Robin Bartram

Assistant Professor, Sociology, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3010 | rbartram@tulane.edu

Urban Studies; Housing and the Built Environment; Inequality, Governance and Legal Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies

 

Thomas Beller

Associate Professor, English

(504) 862-8173 | tbeller@tulane.edu

The Short Story; The Personal Essay; Vignette; Urban Sketch; The Flaneur; Urban History; Basketball; Lead and Lead Poison; New York City; New Orleans

 

William E. Bertrand

William E. Bertrand

Wisner Professor, Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

(504) 865-5240 | wbertran@tulane.edu

Surveillance Systems; Multi-Method Evaluation Information Systems; Social Epidemiology

 

Joan Blakey

Joan Blakey

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Social Work

(504) 862-3493 | jblakey1@tulane.edu

Trauma and Substance Abuse Among Women Involved with the Child Protection and Criminal Justice Systems

 

Fred Buttell

Fred Buttell

Professor, School of Social Work

Director, Elizabeth Wisner Center for Research on Children and Families

(504) 865-3486 | buttell@tulane.edu

Intimate Partner Violence; Batterer Intervention Program Evaluation; Community-Based Correction Programs

 

Edson Cabalfin

Professor of Practice in Design Thinking, School of Architecture

Director of the Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Program

(504) 314-2368 | ecabalfin@tulane.edu  

Intersections of Architecture History and Theory; Cultural Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Postcolonial Theory; Southeast Asian Studies; Spatial Justice, Public Interest Design; Heritage Conservation

 

Richard Campanella

Richard Campanella

Senior Professor of Practice, School of Architecture

(504) 862-8453 | rcampane@tulane.edu

Urban Geography; History and Demography of New Orleans

 

M. Pia Chaparro

M. Pia Chaparro

Assistant Professor, International Health and Development, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

(504) 988-4533 | pchaparro@tulane.edu

Social and Environmental Determinants of Obesity; Double Burden of Malnutrition in Latin America; Food Insecurity

 

Xiaojin Chen

Xiaojin Chen

Associate Professor, Sociology, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3008 | xchen1@tulane.edu

Migration and Children's Development in China; Developmental and Life Course Criminology;  Victimization; Social Statistics 

 

Marina Craciun

Mariana Craciun

Assistant Professor, Sociology, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3002 | mcraciun@tulane.edu

Sociology of Medicine and Mental Health; Science and Technology Studies; Qualitative Methods 

 

Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham

Associate Provost, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Professor, Psychology and African and African American Diaspora Studies, School of Liberal Arts  

Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow

(504) 862-3308 | mcunnin1@tulane.edu

Adolescent Development; Resilience and Vulnerability in African American Children and Adolescents

 

Allison Emmerson

Allison Emmerson

Assistant Professor, Classical Studies, School of Liberal Arts

504-862-3083 | aemmerso@tulane.edu

Roman Archaeology; Pompeii; Ancient Italy; Urbanism; Death and the City

 

Francisco Estrada-Belli

Francisco Estrada-Belli

Research Assistant Professor, Archaeology, School of Liberal Arts 

(504) 865-5335 | festrad1@tulane.edu

Maya Archaeology; Remote Sensing and Lidar; Geographic Information Systems

 

Reggie Ferreira

Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Program Director, Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy

(504) 862-3479 | rferrei@tulane.edu

Community Disaster Resilience; Social Vulnerability Studies; Special Needs Populations

 

Charles R. Figley

Charles R. Figley

Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Work

Professor, School of Social Work

Paul Henry Kurzweg Distinguished Chair in Disaster Mental Health 

Director, Traumatology Institute

(504) 862-3473 | figley@tulane.edu

Traumatology; Disaster Mental Health; Psychosocial Stress

 

Terrence Fitzmorris

Terrence Fitzmorris

Adjunct Professor, History, School of Liberal Arts 

Associate Dean, School of Continuing Studies

(504) 865-5555 | tfitzmo@tulane.edu

Louisiana History from the 1840s to Civil Rights Era; New Orleans History; Irish and Irish-American Life; Louisiana During Huey Long's regime

 

Samantha Francois

Samantha Francois

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

504-862-3496 | sfrancoi@tulane.edu

Adolescent Development, Vulnerability, and Resilience in African American Communities; Systemic Violence; School-to-Prison Pipeline

 

Guadalupe Garcia

Guadalupe García

Associate Professor, History, Latin American Studies, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-8539 | ggarcia4@tulane.edu

History of Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean; Colonialism, Race, and Mapping

 

Ruben Garcia Rubio
Rubén García Rubio

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture 

504-314-2327 | grubio@tulane.edu

Architecture and Urbanism

 

Maurya W. Glaude

Maurya W. Glaude

Professor of Practice, School of Social Work

(504) 247-1456 | gmaurya@tulane.edu

Adolescent Development, Mental Health, Continuing Care Services, and Substance Use Disorders; Culturally Relevant Practice Models

 

Kevin Fox Gotham

Professor, Sociology, School of Liberal Arts

Director, Urban Studies Program

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3004 | kgotham@tulane.edu

Urban Sociology; Comparative-Historical Sociology; Sociology of Culture, Race and Ethnicity

 

Tonya Cross Hansel

Tonya Cross Hansel

DSW Program Director, School of Social Work

(504) 247-1450 | tcross1@tulane.edu

Disaster Mental Health; Trauma; Program Evaluation and Service Outcome Research

 

Douglas N. Harris

Douglas N. Harris

Professor, Chair, Economics, School of Liberal Arts

Schleider Foundation Chair in Public Education

(504) 862-8352 | dharri5@tulane.edu

Economics of Education; Teacher Labor Markets; Charter Schools

 

Andy Horowitz

Assistant Professor of History, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-8608 | ahorowitz@tulane.edu

Modern American Political; Cultural and Environmental History

 

Brian Horowitz

Sizeler Family Professor, Jewish Studies, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3075 | horowitz@tulane.edu

Jewish Urbanism; Central and Eastern Europe; Israeli Politics, Economics, and Culture

 

Oliver Houck

Professor, Latin American Studies, School of Law

(504) 865-5946 | ohouck@tulane.edu

Environmental, Natural Resources and Criminal Law; Wildlife, Wetland, Coastal and Pollution Issues

 

Xin Jiang

Xin Jiang

Assistant Professor, Sociology, School of Liberal Arts

xjiang11@tulane.edu

Juvenile Delinquency, Criminology; Immigrant Assimilation

 

Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson

Associate Professor, Sociology, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3016 | kjohns25@tulane.edu

Sociology of Reproduction; Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healthcare; Family Sociology; Sociology of Gender, Feminist Theory

 

Margarita Jover

Margarita Jover

Associate Professor, School of Architecture

(504) 314-2334 | mjover@tulane.edu

Ecologies of Urban Prosperity; Socioecological Urbanism; Flooding Dynamics and Public Space

 

Jesse Keenan

Associate Professor of Real Estate, School of Architecture

(504) 314-2331 | jkeenan@tulane.edu

Real Estate and Infrastructure; Climate Change Adaptation; Building Science and Economics; Environmental Finance; Federal, State and Local Climate Policy; Housing Studies

 

Carl Kendall

Carl Kendall

Professor, Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Director, Center for Global Health Equity, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

(504) 988-5347 | ckendall@tulane.edu

Sociocultural Components of Disease; Medical Anthropology; HIV prevention and Treatment; Health Disparities

 

Sally J. Kenney

Newcomb College Endowed Chair and Professor, Political Science, School of Liberal Arts

Executive Director, Newcomb College Institute

(504) 865-5422 | skenney@tulane.edu

Women and Politics; Feminist Organizations; and Feminist Social Movements.

 

Michael Kuczynski

Michael Kuczynski

Professor, English, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 869-8150 | mkuczyn@tulane.edu

Chaucer and Middle English Literature; Religion and Literature in Medieval and Early Modern England; Poetry and the Visual Arts

 

J. Celeste Lay

Associate Professor, Political Science, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-8323 | jlay@tulane.edu

American Political Behavior; Political Socialization; Rural and Urban Politics; Voting Behavior, and Public Policy

 

Amalia Leguizamón

Assistant Professor, Sociology, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3009 | aleguiza@tulane.edu

Political Economy of the Environment in Latin America; Social Movements; Agrarian and Food studies; Resource Extraction Projects and Technologies

 

Camilo Arturo Leslie

Assistant Professor, Sociology, School of Liberal Arts

cleslie1@tulane.edu

Sociology of Law and Economics; Comparative and Historical Sociology; White-Collar Crime

 

Marva L. Lewis

Marva L. Lewis

Associate Professor, School of Social Work

mlewis@tulane.edu

Parent-Child Attachment; Racism-Based Stress; Culturally Valid Research Methods; Colorism in African American Families

 

Jana K. Lipman

Jana K. Lipman

Associate Professor, History, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-8618 | jlipman@tulane.edu

Immigration; Refugees; Labor and Working Class History; US Empire

 

Ana M. López

Associate Provost, Office of Academic Affairs

Director, Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Professor, Communication, Latin American Studies, Urban Studies, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 865-5261 | lopez@tulane.edu

Latin American Film, Media, Television, and Popular Culture

 

Aubrey Spriggs Madkour

Associate Professor, Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

(504) 988-3540 | aspriggs@tulane.edu

Adolescent Health and Development; Teen Dating Violence; Social and Determinants of Health; Sexual and Reproductive Health

 

Adeline Masquelier

Professor, Anthropology, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3594 | amasquel@tulane.edu

Cultural Anthropology; Religion; Medicine; Gender; West Africa

 

Nancy Maveety

Professor, Chair, Political Science, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-8300 | nance@tulane.edu

U.S. Supreme Court Studies; Judicial Decision Making; Comparative Judicial Politics

 

Vicki Mayer

Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives and Curriculum

Professor, Communications, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3035 | vmayer@tulane.edu

Media Audiences, Production Studies, Communication Labor, Political Economy; Citizenship and Culture, Latin American and Latino Media, Alternative and Community Media

 

Catherine McKinley

Associate Professor, School of Social Work

(504) 862-3495 | catmckinley@tulane.edu

Indigenous Communities; Historical Oppression; Family Violence; Mental Health Disparities

 

 

Laura McKinney

Associate Professor, Sociology, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3013 | lauramc@tulane.edu

Environmental Sociology; Global Social Change and Development; Global and Local Sustainability; Rural and Community Development; Quantitative Methodologies

 

John McLachlan

Professor, Pharmacology, School of Medicine

Weatherhead Distinguished Professor, Environmental Studies

Adjunct Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

(504) 988-6910 | jmclach@tulane.edu

Developmental Pharmacology; Environmental Estrogens; Human Health and Behavior

 

Laura Murphy

Clinical Associate Professor, Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Lead Convener, Graduate and Professional Programs and Coordinator of Design Thinking Outreach at the Taylor Center

(504) 988-2681 | lmurphy@tulane.edu

Social Innovation and Design; Environmental Change and Sustainability; Technology; Global Development Theories and Practice

 

Christopher Oliver

Professor of Practice, Sociology, Environmental Studies, School of Liberal Arts

Jill H. and Avram A. Glazer Professorship and Carnegie Corporation of New York, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship III, Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking

(504) 865-5541 | coliver6@tulane.edu

Urban Political Ecology; Environmental Sociology; Urban Development and State Policies; Human Health and Behavior; Housing and Inequality

 

Stephen Ostertag

Associate Professor, Sociology, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3023 | sostertag@tulane.edu

Cultural Sociology; Media Sociology; Cognition, Crime and Incarceration; Social Control; Media Representations of Racism and Systemic Oppression

 

Marlene Otte

Marline Otte

Associate Professor, Sizeler Professorship of History, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-8621 | motte@tulane.edu

Modern European History; Germany and Cultural History; German Popular Entertainment

 

Stacy Overstreet

Stacy Overstreet

Professor, Psychology, School of Science and Engineering

(504) 862-3332 | soverst@tulane.edu

Childhood Trauma and Chronic Stress; Family Violence; School-Based Intervention; Trauma-Informed Care

 

Patrick Rafail

Patrick Rafail

Associate Professor, Sociology, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3001 | prafail@tulane.edu

Social Movements and Collective Behavior; Applied Statistics; Political Sociology; Social Control; Complex Organizations; Urban Policing; Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing.

 

Carol McMichael Reese

Favrot Professor, School of Architecture

Co-director, Urban Studies Minor program, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 314-2328 | creese1@tulane.edu

Art and Architectural History, Theory, and Criticism, 19th-21st Centuries; Urban History and Design; Critical History and Theory of Urbanization; Techniques of Architectural and Urban Representation; Critical Studies of Museum Design and Installation; Research Methodologies

 

Thomas F. Reese

Thomas F. Reese

Executive Director, Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies

Professor, Art History, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 865-5164 | treese@tulane.edu

Eighteenth-Century Spanish Art and Politics; Cultural Contact in Sixteenth-Century Mexico; Devotional Space in Colonial Andean Society; Contemporary Architectural Practice in Europe and the Americas

 

Matt K. Sakakeeny

Matt K. Sakakeeny

Associate Professor, Music, Ethnomusicology, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 865-5274 | mattsak@tulane.edu

New Orleans Culture; African American Music; the Intersection of Music, Race, and Power

 

Mimi Schippers

Mimi Schippers

Professor, Chair, Sociology, Gender and Sexuality Studies, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3011 | mimi@tulane.edu

Gender and Sexuality; Feminist Theory; Social Theory and Cultural Studies; Queer Theory, Polyamory, and Non-Monogamies

 

Kenneth Schwartz

Kenneth Schwartz

Professor, School of Architecture

Michael Sacks Chair in Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship, Director of Phyllis Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking

(504) 314-2376 | kschwartz@tulane.edu

Community Planning; Design Excellence in Architecture; Civic Engagement and Social Innovation

 

Thomas W. Sherry

Thomas W. Sherry

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, School of Science and Engineering
Siegel Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking

(504) 862-8296 | tsherry@tulane.edu

Migratory Bird Ecology; Tropical Ecology and Evolution; Conservation Biology; Global Climate Change

 

G. Eduardo Silva

G. Eduardo Silva

Lydian Chair Professor, Friezo Foundation Chair, Political Science, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-8312 | gesilva@tulane.edu

Latin American Politics; Comparative Political Economy; Sustainable Development

 

David Smilde

David Smilde

Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Social Relations, Sociology, School of Liberal Arts

(504) 862-3012 | dsmilde@tulane.edu

Sociology of Culture; Sociology of Religion; Social Movements; Political Sociology; Human Rights and Latin America

 

Benjamin Smith

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture 

Director of Graduate Programs, Architecture

(504) 314-2335 | bsmith34@tulane.edu

Advanced Architectural Practices; Architecture and Aesthetics; Institutions and Pedagogy

 

Nicholas Randolph Spitzer

Nicholas Randolph Spitzer

Professor, American Studies, Professor, Anthropology

(504) 865-5336 | nspitzer@tulane.edu

American Vernacular Music; Ethnography of Gulf South Expressive Culture; Cultural Conservation; Creoles and Cultural Creolization; Public Cultural Policy; Creative Practice as Producer and Host of American Routes (Co-produced by American Public Media)

 

John H. Stubbs

John H. Stubbs

Director, Master of Preservation Studies

Christovich Senior Professor of Preservation Practice

(504) 314-2367 | jstubbs2@tulane.edu

International Architectural Preservation; Architectural History; Preservation Planning

 

Catherine Taylor

Catherine Taylor

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

(504) 988-0292 | ctaylor5@tulane.edu

Children, Social Norms, and Violence Prevention; Child Maltreatment, Intimate Partner Violence and their Co-occurrence; Child Physical Abuse; Determinants of Childhood Aggression; Mass Media/Communication and Public Health; Primary Prevention; Program Evaluation; Social Epidemiology

 

Katherine Theall

Katherine Theall

Associate Professor, Cecile Usdin Professorship in Women's Health

Director, Mary Amelia Women's Center, Department of Global Community Health & Behavioral Science, Public Health & Tropical Medicine

(504) 988-4535 | ktheall@tulane.edu

Social Determinants of Health; Social Epidemiology; Women and Children's Mental and Behavioral Health

 

Allison Truitt

Allison Truitt

Associate Professor, Anthropology, Urban Studies

(504) 862-3058 | atruitt@tulane.edu

Sociocultural Anthropology; Economic Transformations; Money and Other Means of Circulation; Cities, Consumption, and Globalization; Southeast Asia, Vietnam

 

Mark Van Landingham

Mark Van Landingham

Thomas C. Keller Professor, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

(504) 988-2113 | mvanlan@tulane.edu

Migration and Health; Immigrant Health; Disasters and Health; and HIV/AIDS

 

Chad Van Schoelandt

Chad Van Schoelandt

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy

(504) 862-3379 | cvanscho@tulane.edu

Social and Political Philosophy; Political Economy; Social Norms and Social Morality