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.


Mark A. Neal
Professor of African & African American Studies
-- Duke University
Diane Nelson
Eads Family Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Women's Studies
-- Duke University
Naomi Nelson
Director, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
-- Duke University
Kristen B. Neuschel
Director of the Thompson Writing Program
Associate Professor of History
-- Duke University
William Noland
Associate Professor of the Practice, Art, Art History & Visual Studies
-- Duke University
Brian Norberg
Digital Humanities Technology Analyst, Trinity Technology Services
-- Duke University
Jakob Norberg
Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature
-- Duke University
Wayne Norman
Mike & Ruth Mackowski Professor of Ethics
Professor of Philosophy
-- Duke University
Jules Odendahl-James
Director of Academic Engagement, Humanities
-- Duke University
Jocelyn Olcott
Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies
-- Duke University
Liliana Paredes
Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies
-- Duke University
Erin Parish
Graduate Student, Cultural Anthropology
-- Duke University
Thomas Parker
Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
-- Vassar College
Dalia Patino-Echeverri
Gendell Assistant Professor of Energy Systems and Public Policy
-- Duke University
Jerry Philogene
Associate Professor of American Studies
-- Dickinson College
Charles D. Piot
Professor of Cultural Anthropology, African and African American Studies and Women's Studies
Bass Fellow
-- Duke University
Richard J. Powell
Dean of Humanities
John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History
-- Duke University
Leela Prasad
Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
-- Duke University
Sumathi Ramaswamy
Professor of History
Director, Duke Center for South Asian Studies
-- Duke University
Tom Rankin
Professor of the Practice in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Director of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts
-- Duke University
Ann Marie Rasmussen
Professor of German
-- Duke University
Sharon Raynor
Associate Professor of English
Director of the Graduate Education Program
-- Elizabeth City State University
Bradley Rogers
Assistant Professor of Theater Studies
-- Duke University
Carlos Rojas
Associate Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies, Women's Studies, and Arts of the Moving Image
Co-Director, Story Lab
-- Duke University