The Tulane Hullabaloo

Activism to academia: Selamawit Terrefe challenges students to question power through theory

Professor Selamawit Terrefe

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

In her 1993 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, the now-departed literary legend Toni Morrison said, “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” For Selamawit Terrefe, a new addition to Tulane’s English faculty, those words ripple beneath the surface of all she does. Terrefe studied under Barbara Christian, a...

Professor Profile: Michael Hogg bridges gap between academia, real world

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Michael Chen, Associate News Editor

February 21, 2019

When one glances at Professor Michael Hogg’s curriculum vitae, it is immediately clear that he has spent a significant portion of his life dedicated to Tulane University. Earning his Bachelor’s degree in economics and history in 1980, Hogg moved on to simultaneously earn his Masters in Business Ad...

Professor Profile: School of Liberal Arts Dean Brian Edwards discusses his life and research

Professor Profile: School of Liberal Arts Dean Brian Edwards discusses his life and research

Batu El, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Ever since joining Tulane as the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts in July, Brian Edwards has been working to enhance students’ research capabilities. On Oct. 15 Edwards gave the keynote address for International Education Week, hosted by the Center for Global Education. During the address,...

Professor Profile: Lisa Vigran advocates for Spanish education


Kila Moore, Associate Editor

April 15, 2018

Five days a week, Lisa Vigran, an adjunct lecturer at Tulane University, teaches Spanish to college students searching for a cultural and social escape into a different world. Her days consist of planning lessons, correcting written assignments and hosting office hours. Plan, correct, host, repeat. ...

Professor Profile: Mirya Holman brings political expertise to the classroom

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Lily Milwit, Senior Staff Reporter

March 31, 2018

As an undergraduate political science student at Loyola University New Orleans, Professor Mirya Holman took an urban politics class and became captivated by the applicability of studying local politics and its impacts on vulnerable populations. Holman went to graduate school to continue to explore the inters...