Emerging Networks

Emerging Networks are a culture change mechanism intended to shift humanities research towards broadly collaborative, interdisciplinary engagements in contrast to the largely solitary efforts that tend to characterize traditional humanities research. Our goal is for nimble and opportunistic cross-disciplinary collaboration to become part of our ethos in realizing humanistic scholarly curiosity. Emerging Networks funding supports short term collaborative projects that must involve faculty, graduate students and undergraduates from multiple disciplines—across humanities departments and/or the social and natural sciences at Duke.


Megan Granda
Executive Director, Duke Center for Civic Engagement
Ruth Grant
Professor of Political Science
Malachi H. Hacohen
Fred W. Shaffer Associate Professor of History, Political Science and Religion
Donald C. Haggis
Professor of Classical Archaeology
Nicholas A. Cassas Term Professor of Greek Studies
Ralph Hardy
Adjunct Instructor, English & Mass Communications
Wesley C. Hogan
Director, Center for Documentary Studies
Maha Houssami
Instructor, Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Doris Iarovici
Psychiatrist, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Andrew Janiak
Creed C. Black Associate Professor of Philosophy
Katherine Jentleson
PhD Candidate in Art, Art History, & Visual Studies
Nancy Kalow
Instructor, Center for Documentary Studies
Steffen Kaupp
Graduate Student, Carolina Duke Graduate Program in German Studies
Robin Kirk
Faculty Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the DHRC@FHI
Robert R. Korstad
Professor of Public Policy and History
Co-director, Program on History, Public Policy and Social Change
Bass Fellow
Nayoung Aimee Kwon
Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Korean and Japanese Cultural Studies
Jennifer Lawson
SNCC Veteran
Senior Vice President for Television and Digital Video Content at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Priscilla Layne
Assistant Professor of German
Adjunct Assistant Professor of African and Afro-American Studies
Wahneema Lubiano
Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Literature
Tomas A. Matza
ACLS New Faculty Fellow, Cultural Anthropology and Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Jody McAuliffe
Professor of the Practice, Theater Studies and Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Ellen McLarney
Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature and Culture, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Rob Mitchell
Associate Professor of English
Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory
Negar Mottahedeh
Assistant Professor, Literature and Women’s Studies
Joan Munné
Lecturer in Spanish
Assistant Director of the Spanish Language Program