Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

Institute News


  • Pablo Muchnik

    Muchnik Awarded Grant to Write Book on Religion and Politics

    Associate Professor Pablo Muchnik, a specialist on Kant and current president of the North American Kant Society, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to work on a book that, using Kantian thought, develops a new conceptual framework to deal with religious claims in advanced liberal democracies.   

  • Yasser Munif

    Munif Interviewed about Syrian Revolution on "Democracy Now!"

    Yasser Munif, assistant professor of sociology and politics in the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, was on Democracy Now! last week to talk about how Syrians are working at the local level to keep society functioning and the 2011 uprising alive. 

  • Tulasi Srinivas

    Srinivas Named Radcliffe Fellow for 2016–17

    Tulasi Srinivas will spend the next academic year exploring the “anthropology of wonder” as the recipient of a Radcliffe Fellowship, the first faculty member to win the prestigious fellowship while at the College.

  • Roger House

    House, Gibson Win 2016 Huret Faculty Excellence Awards

    Emerson College faculty members Roger House and Nigel Gibson will each take a semester off from teaching in the next academic year to pursue research as winners of the 2016 Judy and Bob Huret Award.

  • Gold Key Honor Society

    104 Inducted into Gold Key Honor Society

    Students were inducted in a ceremony held in the Tufte Performance and Production Center’s Semel Theater, to an audience full of friends and family members. In addition, three Emerson faculty members were presented with teaching awards for their service, skill, and innovation in the classroom.

  • Alden Jones

    Emerson Faculty Honored for Excellence in Teaching

    David Kishik, assistant professor of philosophy, won the Helaine and Stanley Miller Award for Outstanding Teaching; Alden Jones, affiliated faculty in writing, won the Alan L. Stanzler Award for Excellence in Teaching; and Rhiannon Luyster, assistant professor of communication disorders, won the Alumni Award for Teaching and Innovation.

  • Yasser Munif and Robin Yassin-Kassab

    Authors Urge West to Listen to Syrian Voices

    Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami, authors of Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War, spoke to an audience of Emerson students and faculty on March 30 about the failure of the West to acknowledge the complete picture.

  • Doug Struck on the set of WGBH Greater Boston

    Struck on President Obama’s Visit to Cuba, WGBH

    Douglas Struck, senior journalist-in-residence in the Journalism Department, was on on WGBH-TV's Greater Boston with Jim Braude as part of a panel discussion about President Obama’s latest trip to Cuba.