Steering Committee

The Steering Committee advises the Dean of Humanities on the overall direction of the grant and selection of the projects, as well as ensure that these projects are adequately supported. The committee also recommends curricular and programmatic strategies for integrating new initiatives with ongoing collaborative, interdisciplinary, and international research as well as the educational agenda at Duke, and suggests modifications to the strategies of implementation due to emerging intellectual trends and lessons learned from previous years of the grant. Finally, the committee members serve as ambassadors for Humanities Writ Large within and beyond Duke.

The steering committee changes each year of the grant. Each steering committee consists of: 6 – 8 faculty members from the Humanities or Interpretive Social Sciences,1 graduate student from the Humanities or Interpretive Social Sciences, and 1 undergraduate student from the Humanities or Interpretive Social Sciences.


Professor of African & African American Studies
Digital Humanities Technology Analyst
Mike & Ruth Mackowski Professor of Ethics
Director of Academic Engagement, Humanities
John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Professor of History
Director, Duke Center for South Asian Studies
Professor of German
Associate Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies, Women's Studies, and Arts of the Moving Image, and DGS
Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director of the Nasher Museum of Art
Assistant Professor of Women's Studies
Undergraduate Women's Studies Major
AMI certificate in filmmaking
Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellow
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies of Music
Associate Curator of Collections, Rubenstein Library
Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance
Digital Humanities Academic Technology Consultant, Perkins Library
Senior, Biology / Music Double Major
Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Director of Graduate Studies
Hunt Family Assistant Professor of Music
Core Faculty, Audiovisualities Lab
Senior, Philosophy & Global Cultural Studies Major
Professor of English and Women's Studies
Ph.D. Candidate, English
Dean of Humanities
Professor of Art, Art History and Visual Studies