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OUR MISSION

Promoting Undergraduate Research

Founded at Tulane University by six undergraduate students, The Tulane Journal of Policy & Political Economy seeks to further political and economic research by providing undergraduates with the opportunity to have their own original research published in an internationally-recognized, peer- and faculty-reviewed journal. 

 

By maintaining an international network of faculty, students, and organizations within the world's foremost academic institutions, we ensure that accepted student writings reach far beyond their home schools.

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Our Mission
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ABOUT

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OUR VISION

Biannual Publication and Collaboration

The Tulane Journal publishes issues twice a year, available as in both physical and digital formats. Publishing with The Tulane Journal not only disseminates original, scholarly research, but also provides writers and contributors with a collaborative editorial process. Previous editions have been indexed in the Library of Congress.

 

All accepted articles undergo a rigorous review by faculty at Tulane University, who specialize in the core, intersecting themes of The Tulane Journal. The Tulane Journal and its involved students aim to be at the forefront of policy and political economy research.

Executive Board
Our Executive Board
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Skylar Kil
Editor-in-Chief
Tulane University '25

Skylar is a Political Economy major passionate about bringing meaningful changes in immigration, civil rights, and healthcare policies, with a vision of establishing fair and inclusive systems for marginalized communities. After graduating, she plans to study law and work with NGOs to pursue impactful litigation that addresses systemic global and domestic issues. Outside of academia, she is a Service Learning Assistant for the Tulane Center for Public Service and a Dean’s Ambassador for Newcomb Tulane College. 

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Nelson Spiegel
Co-Managing Editor
Tulane University '26

Nelson is a Political Economy major passionate about international civil rights law, specifically concerning how countries violating civil rights weaponize cultural institutions to obscure their offenses. After graduating, he plans to study law and draft legal guidelines to protect cultural institutions from political misuse. Outside of academia, he can be found on the court with Tulane Club Tennis, reading, or cooking.

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Ellie Cowen
Co-Managing Editor
Tulane University '26

Ellie Cowen is a junior studying political science, English and economics. Outside of the Journal, she is News Editor for Tulane’s Hullabaloo newspaper where she has been a writer since freshman year. Passionate about amplifying student voices on campus, Ellie is interested in pursing a career in journalism or law after her years at Tulane. In her free time, Ellie likes to run in Audubon park and explore New Orleans. 

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Autumn Sommers
Executive Programming Director
Tulane University '26

Autumn is a Political Economy and Philosophy double major planning to attend law school directly after finishing her undergraduate degree. From her previous four law firm jobs, she has worked on civil rights cases, death penalty exonerations, unlawful evictions, and police brutality law suits. In her free time, she enjoys jiu jitsu, hiking, and reading. Her favorite authors are Albert Camus and Yascha Mounk.

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Lindsey Cliff
Deputy Programming Director
Tulane University '25

Lindsey is a Junior majoring in International Relations, Political Economy, and minoring in Russian. She hopes to pursue a career in either international law or Eastern European political analysis. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys running and learning to cook. 

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Zac Silfin
Chief Operating Officer
Tulane University '27

Zac is a Political Economy major and Strategy, Leadership and Analytics minor with interests in domestic politics, economics, and international relations. While at Tulane, he plans to research political polarization in the United States. After Tulane, he plans on a career either in law or government. In his free time he is reading science fiction or history, playing sports with friends, watching baseball, and volunteering with the fire department. 

Staff
Our Staff
Programming Team
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Rain Marlar

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Lily Markus

Editors
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Noah Meyer-Herron

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Rachel Costello

Faculty Review Board
Our Faculty Review Board

Nancy Maveety
Department Chair, Political Science

Douglas Harris

Department Chair, Economics

Joseph Keating

Associate Dean, School of Public Health


Christopher Fettweis
Professor, Political Science


Christina Kiel
Professor, Political Science


Dauphine Sloan
Professor, Political Science


Drew Kinney
Professor, Political Science


J. Celeste Lay
Professor, Political Science


Mark I. Vail
Professor, Political Science,
The Murphy Institute


Moisés Arce
Professor, Political Science


Patrick Egan
Professor, Political Science


Rosalind Cook
Professor, Political Science


Ruth Carlitz
Professor, Political Science,
Africana Studies


Thomas Oatley
Professor, Political Science,
The Wilson Center for International Affairs

Anotonio Bojanic

Professor, Economics

Augustine Denteh
Professor, Economics


Engy Ziedan
Professor, Economics


LaPorchia Collins
Professor, Economics


Nora Lustig
Professor, Economics


Patrick Testa
Professor, Economics,
The Murphy Institute


Wei Long
Professor, Economics


Alison Denham
Professor, Philosophy,
The Murphy Institute

Chad Van Schoelandt
Professor, Philosophy


David O’Brien
Professor, Philosophy,
The Murphy Institute


Jonathan Riley
Professor, Philosophy


Richard Velkley
Professor, Philosophy


Amalia Leguizamón
Professor, Sociology

Nghana Lewis

Professor, English, Africana Studies

 

Adeline M. Masquelier

Professor, Anthropology, Africana Studies

Carl L. Bankston III 

Professor, Sociology, Asian Studies

 

Christopher Oliver

Professor, Sociology

 

David A. Smilde

Professor, Sociology

 

Jana Lipman

Professor, History

 

Karissa Haugeberg

Professor, History

 

Kris E. Lane

Professor, History

 

M. Kathryn Edwards

Professor, History

 

Randy J. Sparks

Professor, History

Elisabeth Gleckler

Professor, Public Health

 

Janna M. Wisniewski

Professor, Public Health

 

Julie Hernandez

Professor, Public Health

 

Kevin Callison

Professor, Public Health

 

Lizheng Shi

Professor, Public Health

 

Mark L. Diana

Professor, Public Health

 

Thomas J. Stranova

Professor, Public Health

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