PhD Candidate Mohammed S. Ali's article, "Marking Time and Writing Histories," is now available online at His article asks historians to create new ways of expressing the multiplicity of time instead of relying on the anno Domini or Common Era dating schemes in their work. read more about Ph.D Candidate Mohammed S. Ali's article, "Marking Time and Writing Histories," is now available. »

Six Duke professors who have demonstrated excellence both in research and undergraduate education have been selected as the 2021 Bass Fellows. "These Bass Scholars blend scholarly excellence with a commitment to the transformative power of faculty-student engagement, said Gary Bennett, vice provost for undergraduate education. “Their ingenuity, creativity and commitment are exemplary, and we Duke faculty are fortunate to have them as colleagues and exemplars. " The chairs were created in 1996 when Anne T. and Robert Bass… read more about Six New Bass Fellows Honored for Excellence in Research and Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching »

Africanism and the Arab World. Capitalism and the Constitution. The items in each pair aren’t always considered together, but two Duke faculty members argue that doing so clarifies important facets of our world, and both will use National Humanities Center fellowships to make their case. Mbaye Lo, associate professor of the practice of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and International Comparative Studies, and Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Distinguished Professor of History and Public Policy, are among the National… read more about Duke Professors Earn Fellowships to Study Overlooked Connections »

There’s a book that Thavolia Glymph has been working on for a decade. It’s about the experience Black women and children had in Civil War refugee camps, and—through those stories—about what citizenship, freedom and home mean. But the professor of History and Law hasn’t been able to complete it yet because she has focused on other projects. First came 2008’s Out of the House of Bondage, about the transformation of the plantation household after emancipation. Acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates called it “essential,”… read more about Six Awards Confirm the Impact of Thavolia Glymph’s Research »

A new Trinity College of Arts & Sciences program offering peer mentoring to Ph.D. students in their first, second or third year at Duke will begin hosting meetings this fall, and has selected the inaugural class of fellows to lead those groups. Designed as small, interdisciplinary mentoring groups each facilitated by a peer fellow, the program aims to help students flourish in their respective doctoral programs – providing a confidential space to navigate frustrations, offering a diversity of perspectives, encouraging… read more about Trinity Launches Peer Mentoring Program for Early-Stage PhD Students »

Brazil-USA Black Lives Matter Installation Opens at Penn Pavilion (Duke West Campus) on Graduation Weekend Black people in Brazil and the United States are dying and suffocating because of police violence and societal negligence in the fight against the dual pandemics of racism and COVID-19.  A new student installation outside Penn Pavilion focuses on the global fight to protect Black lives and create a politics that guarantees a good life for all. Growing out of a spring 2020 Duke course, the Black… read more about Brazil-USA Black Lives Matter Exhibit Opens at Penn Pavilion  »

A new student installation outside Penn Pavilion focuses on the global fight to protect Black lives and create a society built on equity and respect for all lives. Growing out of a spring 2020 Duke course, the Black Lives Matter: Brazil-USA installation, along with a website by the same name, focuses on police killings and the disparate impacts of COVID-19 on communities of color in both countries while also highlighting the rich history of Black-led multifaceted action seeking freedom. Put on display for this past… read more about Brazil-USA Black Lives Matter Installation Opens at Penn Pavilion »

Six members of the Class of 2022 have been named to the inaugural class of Nakayama Scholars.  Juniors Sydney Albert, Carlee Goldberg, Erica Langan, Yi Xian “Lyndon” Lee, Ahn-Huy Nguyen, and Micalyn Struble were chosen for their stellar academics, leadership and demonstrated commitment to a career in public service. The Nakayama Public Service Scholarship is part of the university’s efforts to encourage students to use their Duke experience to engage with the large challenges facing communities around the world. The… read more about Six Students Named Inaugural Nakayama Public Service Scholars »

Thavolia Glymph's book, The Women's Fight: The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom and Nation (University of North Carolina Press, 2020) won three awards from the Organization of American Historians. The Civil War and Reconstruction Book Award The Mary Nickliss Prize The Darlene Clark Hine Award The book was  a finalist for the 2021 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, awarded annually “for the finest work on English on Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier, or a subject relating to their era”.  It… read more about Thavolia Glymph wins multiple awards for her book, "The Women's Fight: The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom and Nation" »

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University junior Carlee Goldberg is among 62 students selected nationally as 2021 Truman Scholars. The scholarship is a memorial to President Harry S. Truman. Students from every state are selected based on their leadership potential, high academic achievement and a commitment to careers in public service and advocacy. The Truman Scholarship Foundation received 845 nominations from 328 colleges and universities. Each new Truman Scholar receives funding for graduate studies, leadership training,… read more about Duke University Junior Named a Truman Scholar »

The Trinity College of Arts & Sciences has hired two new faculty members specializing in Asian American studies. Calvin Cheung-Miaw will join the Department of History and Anna Storti will join the Department of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, both as assistant professors. Their positions are supporter by a $4 million grant from The Duke Endowment, a private foundation based in Charlotte, dedicated to hiring up to six new scholars with expertise on Africa, Asian American studies or Latinx studies. Cheung-Miaw… read more about Trinity to Add Two Asian-American Studies Scholars »