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The ByWater Institute and A Studio in the Woods seek to enhance and support the scholarship, creativity and cross-disciplinary activity of Tulane faculty and trainees by awarding one to two-week residencies during the academic year. These residencies provide a retreat for faculty and trainees across disciplines to work on a discrete project or scholarly pursuit that can be new or complementary to ongoing work.  The application is currently closed and will reopen for the 2019-2020 academic year in the spring of 2019. Click here to view the most recent application.

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is a clinical psychologist with a focus on early childhood. Dr. Gray applied to the Studio in the Woods Scholarly Retreat in order to support her completion of an application for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the impact of violence exposure on young children’s developmental outcomes.

Andy Horowitz

Andy Horowitz specializes in modern American political, cultural, and environmental history. He is writing a book which is under contract with Harvard University Press. He used his time at A Studio in the Woods to revise the manuscript and think critically about the material.

Samantha Lantz

A behavioral ecologist, Samantha Lantz has been studying birds for over 10 years. While at A Studio in the Woods, she submitted the first chapter of her thesis for publication. The article came out in April 2016 in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, and was featured in the National Audubon Society blog.

Kevin Morris

Kevin Morris received his PhD in philosophy from Brown University in 2011. His research is primarily in metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the history of analytic philosophy. At A Studio in the Woods in fall 2015, Kevin worked on a pair of papers that discuss recent proposals for understanding place of conscious experience in the physical world.

Lisa Settles

The main focus of Dr. Lisa Settles’ clinical work is on the treatment of children under the age of six with a variety of emotional, relational, and developmental problems. Dr. Lisa Settles is the program director, lead psychologist, and grant writer for The Tulane Center for Autism and Related Disorders (TCARD).

Dr. Kite and Dr. Blair

Dr. Kite and Dr. Blair used their scholarly retreat to analyze immunological data from studies on the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) which has implications for treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Dr. McCall and Dr. Townsend

In December 2015, Dr. McCall and Dr. Townsend convened a two-day symposium at A Studio in the Woods bringing together scholars from the fields of philosophy and anthropology to discuss the some of the shared concerns of both fields; especially those having to do with social and political theory.