The Taylor Research and Scholarship team supports researchers working to advance knowledge and understanding of the fields of social innovation and changemaking.
Our work consists of connecting and cultivating a community of changemakers at regular writing and research-themed social innovation conversations; sharing our own knowledge through monographs, reports and publications and helping to circulate manuscripts, peer-reviewed publications, and presentations from our colleagues and community; and supporting researchers with project funding and writing retreats.
All scholars are welcome: faculty members, students, community-based researchers, and emerging and established scholars from any academic discipline.
Research and Scholarship News
Our structured, silent Writing Retreats help all writers write more and connect with other writers. We sponsor 1-day social-innovation-themed writing retreats in the New Orleans area.
- Enjoy a supportive setting built around the “pomodoro method” with 6-8 blocks of silent individual writing, plus breaks, during the day.
- We invite faculty, scholars, staff, graduate students, community organizations, and practitioners.
Social Innovation Conversations
Social Innovation Conversations are 1-2 hour conversations over lunch with scholars, educators, and practitioners to learn and advance our understanding of the how, why and what about social innovation research.
The Research and Scholarship team’s Taylor Provocation Series are thought-provoking monographs about the field of changemaking in higher education and social innovation generally.
Core Research Team Members
Taylor Graduate Assistants (GAs) work with the Research and Scholarship team to create Taylor programming, share knowledge and increasing campus and community awareness of Taylor. Students must commit to working with Taylor for a full academic year.
Latest Past Events
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-thinking-gumbo-navigating-thinking-differently-with-sunshine-best-tickets-219370100877 The workshop will touch on principles from BlackSpace Manifesto and its application to traditional institutions. The audience will learn tools to use when navigating how to think differently in the context of post-colonial systems and taking action to…
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/november-design-thinking-breakfast-with-edward-wycliff-tickets-204235222047 Edward Wycliff is the founder and designer of an ethical apparel line called Bow Shoeshoe (“Shway-Shway”). Wycliff grew up in Third Ward. He moved to upstate New York and earned a BA in Politics at Ithaca College, before earning…
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/november-design-thinking-breakfast-with-michelle-barrett-chris-daemmrich-tickets-191968712587 Review Presentation Materials Here: https://taylor.tulane.edu/design-thinking/breakfasts/november-design-thinking-breakfast-with-michelle-barrett-chris-daemmrich/ Emergent Grounds: Emergent Grounds for Design Education (EGDE) is a collective of interdisciplinary and intergenerational makers and thinkers facilitating the process of cultural reconciliation in the United States through design education…