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, and Alicia Jiménez, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, both arrived at Duke for the 2014-15 academic year.
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…