Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact the Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

Mailing Address:

Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
120 Boylston Street, 5th Floor
Suite 505
Boston, MA 02116

Tel. 617-824-8756
Fax. 617-824-8758

Dr. Amy E. Ansell
Dean of Liberal Arts

Dr. Wendy W. Walters
Director, Honors Program

Colleen Heffernan, M.Ed.
Program Manager

Kelly Young
Senior Administrative Associate (full time)

Jessica Phillips
Senior Administrative Associate (part time)

Events Spotlight

Honors Lecture
Honors Lecture with Peniel Joseph, Professor of History and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University

This Honors lecture continued the conversation and activism about #BlackLivesMatter by putting the events in Ferguson and Staten Island (to name two) in intellectual context. Dr. Peniel Joseph discussed how the Civil Rights/Black Power Movement’s legacies of promoting racial and economic justice speak to the Age of Ferguson, Obama, and #BlackLivesMatter.

Dr. Joseph is a frequent observer on issues of race, democracy, and civil rights whose commentary has been featured on National Public Radio, The Colbert Report, PBS, and MSNBC.