Alumni Stories

Book Talk: Sydney Nathans, Author of "A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland" (2017)

Professor Emeritus Syd Nathans will be discussing his new book on Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. in the Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room in Rubenstein Library.

Read more here.

Learning the Right Lessons: How the Dems Lost North Carolina

An article, published by Prof. Gunther Peck, analyzing how and why Hillary Clinton lost in North Carolina and how progressives can build a bigger more enduring majority.


Adriana M. Brodsky Publishes her First Monograph

Adriana M. Brodsky, a tenured Associate Professor St. Mary's College of Maryland has just been published her first monograph (she co-edited a book in 2013):

Sephardi, Jewish, Argentine: Community and National Identity, 1880-1960.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016....

Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing by Marie Hicks

Hicks will be giving a reading at the Regulator on Ninth Street on April 5 at 7p.m.

More details can be found here.

Marie Hicks First Book Comes Out in January

Hick's first book is coming out with MIT Press in January. This book is based on the dissertation she wrote while getting her PhD in the History Dept. with Alex Roland and Susan Thorne,

More info can be found...

Pioneers at Duke - Crystal Sanders

Crystal Sanders remembers Chris Paul calling her in the spring of her senior year in high school.  Chris, also a high school senior, met Crystal at a finalist weekend at Duke for the prestigious Robertson Scholarship.  He knew she was the “real deal.”  He also knew she had her heart set on...

Duke Historian Robert Durden Dies at 90

Longtime Duke history professor Robert Durden, who wrote the definitive study of the Duke family and the founding of Duke University, died March 4. He was 90.

Alejandro Velasco publishes Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela

New book by Alejandro Velasco (2009) "Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela," produced a flurry of appearances from coast to coast, including Duke, which interviewed and profiled Alejando: ...

Julia Gaffield's Book is Out From UNC Press

The book, "Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World," by Julia Gaffield (2012) is now out from UNC Press: