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.


Maha Houssami
Instructor, Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
-- Duke University
Doris Iarovici
Psychiatrist, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
-- Duke University
Richard Jaffe
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
-- Duke University
Patrick Jagoda
Ph.D. Candidate, English
-- Duke University
Deborah Jakubs
Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian
Vice Provost for Library Affairs
-- Duke University
Andrew Janiak
Creed C. Black Associate Professor of Philosophy
-- Duke University
Deborah Jenson
Professor of Romance Studies
Director, Franklin Humanities Institute
Co-Director, Haiti Lab
-- Duke University
Katherine Jentleson
PhD Candidate in Art, Art History, & Visual Studies
-- Duke University
Alicia Jiménez
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
-- Duke University
Ryan Johnson
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
-- Elon University
William A. Johnson
Professor of Classical Studies
-- Duke University
Nancy Kalow
Instructor, Center for Documentary Studies
-- Duke University
Steffen Kaupp
Graduate Student, Carolina Duke Graduate Program in German Studies
-- Duke University
Andrea Kim
Undergraduate student
-- Duke University
Robin Kirk
Faculty Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the DHRC@FHI
-- Duke University
Adeline Koh
Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature
-- The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Robert R. Korstad
Professor of Public Policy and History
Co-director, Program on History, Public Policy and Social Change
Bass Fellow
-- Duke University
Nayoung Aimee Kwon
Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Korean and Japanese Cultural Studies
-- Duke University
Barry Lam
Associate Professor of Philosophy
-- Vassar College
Daphne Lamothe
Associate Professor of Africana Studies
-- Smith College
Elizabeth Langridge-Noti
Associate Professor, Department of History, Philosophy and the Ancient World
-- DEREE, The American College of Greece
Pedro Lasch
Associate Research Professor, Art, Art History & Visual Studies
-- Duke University
Jennifer Lawson
SNCC Veteran
Senior Vice President for Television and Digital Video Content at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
-- Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Priscilla Layne
Assistant Professor of German
Adjunct Assistant Professor of African and Afro-American Studies
-- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill