Faculty & Research

Our Faculty

The faculty of Arts and Sciences, the largest of Tufts’ ten schools, explores collaborative research and scholarship opportunities across the university and around the world. More than 400 full-time and more than 200 part-time faculty make up the School of Arts and Sciences. The majority of A&S faculty hold a PhD and/or a terminal degree in their field (such as a MFA) and many of them are practicing professionals at the forefront of their fields.

Research and Scholarship Across Disciplines

Tufts University is recognized as one of the leading private research universities in the United States. The Carnegie Foundation ranks Tufts as a Research-1 institution—its highest classification for degree-granting colleges and universities—but the university's commitment to research is about more than prestige. It's about the academic community coming together in creative and compelling ways to push boundaries and ask the questions that will take our knowledge to the next level.

Across the School of Arts and Sciences' more than 40 academic departments, programs, and centers, over 400 full-time faculty, 1,000 graduate students, and 5,400 undergraduates work collaboratively on groundbreaking research that spans our diverse disciplines.

Our aim is to support innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration as the foundations of discovery. Our approach is to create and support scholarship across the school to seamlessly integrate undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty into a collaborative educational research environment. The school celebrates all A&S scholars and the over 200 active grants, fellowships, and awards it receives each year.

Research And Scholarship News

Sarah E. K. Fong, Assistant Professor of Race, Colonialism and Diaspora

Delving into the History of Social Inequalities

Assistant Professor in the Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Department Sarah Fong describes the questions and answers that have led her to research the history of Black and Indigenous education in the US
Felipe Dias on the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus. A sociologist, Dias uses real world experiments to delve into the mechanisms of inequality in the U.S. and Latin America

Getting to the Root of Inequality

Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology Felipe Dias uses real world experiments to delve into the mechanisms of inequality in the US and Latin America
Mozman Solano - Venas Abiertas

Healing Trauma Through Art

Photographer–psychoanalyst Rachelle Mozman Solano focuses on her Panamanian roots to overcome old wounds of colonization passed from one generation to the next