Visiting Faculty Fellows

Our Goal:

The Visiting Faculty Fellows program is intended to extend the practice of humanities research and education philosophically grounded at the undergraduate level into liberal arts colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Duke, as a research hub, can offer its research opportunities to faculty from these institutions and by extension have its impact on their undergraduates even as we can learn from the knowledge and world-views generated at these other institutions. This element of the HWL grant realizes the Mellon Foundation’s desire to reframe humanities as an engine for new knowledge production and to multiply the benefits of the Humanities Writ Large initiative at Duke.

2013-14 Visiting Faculty Fellows

The Humanities Writ Large Steering Committee has selected six Visiting Faculty Fellows for the 2013-14 academic year.  They are:

  • Jordana Dym, Associate Professor of History, Skidmore College
  • Jelani M. Favors, former Mellon HBCU Fellow, Duke University
  • Elizabeth Langridge-Noti, Professor 2, Departments of Art History and History, DEREE, The American College of Greece
  • Thomas Parker, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Vassar College
  • C. Pierce Salguero, Assistant Professor of Asian History, The Abington College of the Pennsylvania State University
  • Yvonne Welbon, Associate Professor, Journalism and Media Studies, Bennett College for Women

Professor Dym will be working with the BorderWork(s) Lab during the 2013-14 academic year, in part collaborating on the Lines of Control exhibit that is planned for the Nasher Museum of Art.

Professor Favors is working in the Department of African and African-American Studies to complete his book, Shelter in a Time of Storm: Black Colleges and the Long History of Student Activism.  He also plans to work with faculty in The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences, with a goal of developing a seminar on the historical legacy of student activism at Duke University.

Professor Langridge-Noti will be at Duke for the fall 2013 semester.  She will be working with Professor Sheila Dillon in Art, Art History & Visual Studies on projects involving the First Cemetery of Athens as well as developing courses that will be taught simultaneously at Duke and DEREE - The American College of Greece in spring 2014.

Professor Parker will come to Duke for the spring 2014 semester and will be hosted by Professor Laurent Dubois in Romance Studies.  One of his projects will introduce Duke undergraduates to the French phenomenon of terroir - that is, part of their culinary pleasure comes in confirming that a product’s taste corresponds to the region’s flavor profile.

Professor Salguero is teaching “Religion and Medicine in Asia” in the Religion department during Fall 2013.  He will be working to foster an ongoing conversation about how an understanding of the transnational history of religion and medicine can enrich the healthcare fields and vice versa.

Professor Welbon's 2013-14 project at Duke will bridge the Center for Documentary Studies, the Sally Bingham Women's Center, and the Duke University Archives.  She has one of the largest collections of films (and related materials) by African American women. 

All of the Visiting Faculty Fellows will be actively engaged with the Duke community in and beyond their proposed working units.  Students and faculty who are interested in their work are encouraged to reach out to them directly or to contact Laura Eastwood ().

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