Bridge Appointments for New Faculty

Humanities Writ Large provides resources for departments to jump-start new hiring of teacher-scholars who embrace and
champion our undergraduate-focused approach to humanities education and research. Such hires enable departments and
programs to shift towards a new vision by bringing in skill sets and perspectives that augment our core. This resource enables
Duke to infuse new forms of interdisciplinarity into our faculty, and expand our breadth and depth for teaching digital tools and
visual studies in the humanities.

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.

First New Faculty Hired Through HWL

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…
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Lamonte Aidoo, Assistant Professor of Romance Studies

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