Graduate News

What I Did This Summer?

A handful of graduate students received funding from the history department for summer research.  Below are reports on their experience!


Garrett McKinnon

The summer research grant from the History Department at Duke University helped reduce the cost of travel...

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Kidd Joins Brazilianist Histories in Interpreting Election of Jair Bolsonaro

"Brazilianists Colin Snider, Courtney J. Campbell, and Gray F. Kidd joined Steven Hyland on Historias, the podcast for the Southeast Council for Latin American Studies (SECOLAS), to discuss the trajectory of...


Robert Franco named AAHHE Fellow

Robert Franco was recently named a graduate fellow of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE).

Ashton Merck

Ashton Merck awarded Cromwell Fellowship

Ashton Merck was awarded the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Early Career Scholar Fellowship for her project, “The Fox Guarding the Henhouse.” This fellowship will primarily support the creation of original oral history interviews with the scientific experts and legal practitioners who...

Travis Knoll

Travis Knoll publishes "Black Theological Politics from Obama to the Present"

Travis Knoll recently published an article entitled,   "Black Theological Politics from Obama to the Present" in


Ayanna Legros featured on NBC 6 in South Florida

Ayanna Legros was featured on NBC 6 in South Florida as a result of her article "As A Haitian-American Woman, I Know I’m Afro-Latina But It’s Time For You To Acknowledge It, Too"


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History PhD candidate Travis Knoll receives Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellowship

Duke History PhD candidate Travis Knoll received an AY 2018-2019  Andrew Mellon Foundation-funded Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship. With this support, he will  pursue his...

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Travis Knoll featured on weekly radio program, The Measure of Everyday Life

Travis Knoll and Andrew Guinn were featured on WNCU's weekly radio program, The Measure of Everyday Life, on June 24, 2018.  Listen here to them discuss their Bass Connections project called "...