Faculty News


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...

Duke Chapel

The History that Duke Does Not Memorialize

By Laura Edwards

The history of Duke University is inseparable from the rich and conflicted history of the South, particularly the history of North Carolina.  But the campus captures and memorializes just one piece of this past—a piece that fundamentally misrepresents Duke University’s heritage...

Nancy MacLean

DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS discussion on Ralph Nader

Prof. Nancy MacLean was welcomed to the Ralph Nader Radio Hour to discuss her book, "Democracy in Chains".  You can listen to the podcast here.

Verdi’s Aida premiered at the Khedivial Opera House, Cairo, to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal. Photo courtesy Wikipedia

Adam Mestyan's article featured in Aeon

Adam Mestyan's article "Was Cairo's grand opera house a tool of cultural imperialism?" is featured in Aeon.   Photo courtesy Wikipedia