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.


Patrick LeMieux
PhD Candidate, Art, Art History & Visual Studies
-- Duke University
Tim Lenoir
Kimberly J. Jenkins Chair for New Technologies in Society
Co-Director, GreaterThanGames
-- Duke University
Laura Lieber
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
-- Duke University
Scott Lindroth
Vice Provost for the Arts
Professor of Music
-- Duke University
Mary Caton Lingold
Graduate Student, Engish
-- Duke University
Wahneema Lubiano
Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Literature
-- Duke University
Savannah Lynn
Undergraduate student
-- Duke University
John J. Martin
Professor of History
-- Duke University
Bruce Matthews
Professor of Philosophy
-- Bard High School Early College
Tomas A. Matza
ACLS New Faculty Fellow, Cultural Anthropology and Slavic and Eurasian Studies
-- Duke University
Jody McAuliffe
Professor of the Practice, Theater Studies and Slavic and Eurasian Studies
-- Duke University
Amy McDonald
Assistant University Archivist
-- Duke University
Charles Edward McGuire
Professor of Musicology
-- Oberlin College & Conservatory
Ellen McLarney
Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature and Culture, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
-- Duke University
Louise Meintjes
Associate Professor of Music & Cultural Anthropology
-- Duke University
Liz Milewicz
Head of Digital Scholarship Services, Duke University Libraries
-- Duke University
Rob Mitchell
Associate Professor of English
Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory
-- Duke University
Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy
Assistant Professor and Distinguished Chair in Africana Studies
-- Dickinson College
David Morgan
Professor of Religious Studies
-- Duke University
Negar Mottahedeh
Assistant Professor, Literature and Women’s Studies
-- Duke University
Darren Mueller
PhD candidate in musicology
-- Duke University
Joan Munné
Lecturer in Spanish
Assistant Director of the Spanish Language Program
-- Duke University
Joshua Nadel
Assistant Professor of Latin American and Caribbean History
-- North Carolina Central University
Jessica Namakkal
Assistant Professor of the Practice in the International Comparative Studies Program
-- Duke University