Faculty News

Nancy MacLean

MacLean's "Democracy in Chains" referenced in NY Times

Nancy MacLeans recent book, "Democracy in Chains", was referenced in a recent op-ed in the New York Times.

Laura Edwards

Laura Edwards featured in The Tobin Project newsletter

The Tobin Project featured Laura Edwards, a convener on their History of American Democracy Project, in their recent news letter.  In the piece, she discusses her new history course, "History of American Democracy".  You can read the newsletter...

Nicole Barnes

Nicole Barnes receives 2019 Intellectual Community Planning Grant

A key goal of Together Duke is to invest in faculty as scholars and leaders of the university’s intellectual communities. To foster collaboration around new and emerging areas of interest, ...

Adam Mestyan

Adam Mestyan writes blog post in The Beehive

Prof. Adam Mestyan recently wrote a casual blog post about a small historical riddle in the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society.  You can read his post here.


James Chappel publishes article on feminism in the Boston Review

James Chappel very recently published an article titled, "Ageing into Feminism".  You can read the article here.

Laurent Dubois shares his experience as a New Directions Fellow

Laurent Dubois talks about his experience as a New Directions fellow and exploring the history of he banjo in the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation blog.

Nancy MacLean

Nancy MacLean's Op-Ed in "The Guardian"

Democrats were once invisible in state politics.  Those days are over....

You can read Nancy MacLean's latest op-ed here.

Prof. Emeritus Syd Nathans featured on Blog Talk Radio

The National Archives hosted a Blog Talk Radio program with Black Roots Researchers, featuring Syd Nathans and the story behind "A Mind to Stay".   It also features three wonderful people who have traced their families back to the Stagville plantation in North Carolina, where his book's story...

Nancy MacLean

Nancy MacLean invited to Senate hearing on Janus

Nancy MacLean was invited by Senators Whitehouse and Stabenow and the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee to open a hearing entitled “After Janus v. AFSCME: Why Teachers and Workers are Fighting Back Against the Secret Money Campaign to Take Away Their Rights.” You can watch...

William Chafe

Bill Chafe writes op-ed "What happens when dedication to 'civility' is used as a basis for suppressing protest?"

Bill Chaf'e latest op-ed published in the Des Moines Register asks the question, "What happens when dedication to 'civility' is used as a basis for suppressing protest?"  You can read it...