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.


Gennifer S. Weisenfeld
Professor of Art, Art History and Visual Studies
Dean of Humanities
-- Duke University
Yvonne Welbon
Founder/Producer, Sisters in Cinema
Senior Creative Consultant
-- Chicken & Egg Pictures
Matt Whitt
Postdoctoral Fellow, Thompson Writing Program
-- Duke University
Sonora Williams
Undergraduate Student
-- Duke University
Jonathan Wipplinger
Assistant Professor of German
-- North Carolina State University
Shannon Withycombe
ACLS New Faculty Fellow, History
-- Duke University
David Womble
Undergraduate English Major with minors in Music and Classics
Benjamin N. Duke Scholar
-- Duke University
J. Clare Woods
Associate Professor of Classical Studies
Co-Director, Story Lab
-- Duke University
Ali Yalgin
Undergraduate student, Theater Studies and Political Science
-- Duke University
Ashley Rose Young
Ph.D. candidate in History
-- Duke University
Mackenzie Zalin
Associate in Research
-- Duke University
Veronica Yue Zhao
Participating Duke Alumna
-- Duke University
Saskia Ziolkowski
Visiting Assistant Professor
-- Duke University