Duke University recognizes the need for citizens and leaders to be able to obtain knowledge, to analyze it, and to think and act collaboratively in innovative ways to address growing interdisciplinary and global challenges. The humanities are vital to providing the training and skills necessary to understand cultural similarities and differences, to sift through the daily fire hose of incoming information, and to make the imaginative leaps in research, scholarship, business, and policy to address the very many complex issues arising around us in our global world. Humanities Writ Large is a 5-year initiative that bring people together on projects to facilitate this new and innovative research and knowledge production.


Trudi Abel
Research Services Archivist, Rubenstein Library
-- Duke University
Brianna Adkins
Undergraduate student
-- Duke University
Jennifer Ahern-Dodson
Director of Outreach, Thompson Writing Program
TWP Director of Duke's Language, Arts, and Media Program (LAMP)
-- Duke University
Lamonte Aidoo
Assistant Professor of Romance Studies
-- Duke University
Mauricio Andrada
-- Durham
Edna Andrews
Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Director, Duke Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies
-- Duke University
Carla M. Antonaccio
Professor of Archaeology
-- Duke University
Srinivas Aravamudan
PI, Humanities Writ Large
Professor of English, Romance Studies and the Program in Literature
President, Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes
-- Duke University
Jed Atkins
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
-- Duke University
Roy Auh
Undergraduate majoring in Philosophy and Global Cultural Studies
-- Duke University
Lee D. Baker
Dean of Academic Affairs, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, and African and African American Studies
-- Duke University
Paul Baker
Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Co-Director, Global Brazil Lab
-- Duke University
Elizabeth Baltes
Ph.D. Candidate, Art, Art History & Visual Studies
-- Duke University
Laura Banella
PhD Student in Italian Studies
-- Duke University
Nicole Barnes
Assistant Professor of History
-- Duke University
Juliana Barr
Associate Professor of History
-- Duke University
Xavier Basurto
Assistant Professor of Sustainability Science
-- Duke University
Ian Baucom
Director, Franklin Humanities Institute
Professor of English
-- Duke University
Mattia Begali
Lecturing Fellow
-- Duke University
Torry Bend
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Theater Studies
-- Duke University
Sara J Bernstein
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
-- Duke University
Molly Boarati
Academic Program Coordinator, Nasher Museum of Art
-- Duke University
Rory Bradley
Graduate Student, Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies
-- Duke University
Olivia Branscum
Undergraduate student of Philosophy and Studio Art
-- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill