Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Global Research for Glick Fellows Highlights Latin America

September 16th, 2014

Originally appeared in the Tulane New Wave 9/16/2014

Four Tulane faculty members will be traveling to Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa to complete cutting-edge research and creative activities, thanks to the generosity of alumni Cathy and Craig Glick. The School of Liberal Arts has named them Glick Fellows, the fourth year in a row that the fellowships have been awarded.

Since 2011, 16 individuals at Tulane have received Glick fellowships.

“It’s been incredible what these teachers have been able to do,” says Cathy Glick, a 1985 Newcomb College alumna, who met her husband Craig, a 1982 political science graduate, at Tulane. “I feel like Tulane has such incredible professors, and we’re happy to do whatever we can to show how appreciative we are and help retain them.”

Glick Fellows for 2014 are:

  • Professor of art Teresa Cole, who will travel to Japan and Manhattan researching the process of papermaking and issues of cultural identity.
  • Antonio Gómez, an associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, will travel to Buenos Aires and Stanford University to research the politics of spectacle and public culture during the Perón era.
  • Adeline Masquelier, a professor of anthropology, will travel to study the cultural practices surrounding polygamous marriage in Niger.
  • Marline Otte, an associate professor of history, will travel to Berlin researching the role personal photographs played in Germany following World War II.

The Glicks’ daughter, Lauren, a senior majoring in marketing, said one of her most inspirational professors has been 2011 Glick Fellow Michelle Foa, an art history assistant professor. Foa’s Glick-based research on late 19th-century French science and culture gave the family an up-close look at the far-reaching impact of the award — on the professors, their research and their students.

Creating the Glick Fellowships has been a meaningful way to give back, says Cathy Glick. “We’re very appreciative for all that Tulane has given our family. In addition to education, Tulane has given us so much.”

Mary Sparacello is a communications specialist in the Office of Development Communications