To date four faculty members have been hired using HWL bridge hires funding:
- Lamonte Aidoo, Assistant Professor of Romance Studies, started at Duke in the 2012-13 academic year.
- Bradley Rogers, Assistant Professor of Theater Studies, was at Duke as an ACLS Fellow in 2012-13 and became a tenure-track faculty member in 2013-14.
- Nicole Barnes, Assistant Professor of History, arrived at Duke for the 2014-15 academic year.
- Alicia Jiménez, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, arrived at Duke for the 2014-15 academic year.
Nicole Barnes' freshman seminar, Chinese Medical Beliefs and Practices, recently made a trip to the National Library of Medicine in Washington, D.C. "The students consulted the library's collections of Chinese public health posters—one of the largest in the world—and will use these materials to write papers showing transitions in…
The Department of Romance Studies had the opportunity to hire two Brazilianists at the same time -- Professors Gustavo Furtado and Lamonte Aidoo -- allowing a significant multiplier effect that would not have been available to Duke without the Mellon Foundation's support for Humanities Writ Large. Brazilian Studies is…