Alumni Stories

Duke Alum, Brad Harris Launches History Podcast

Brad Harris, a Duke alumni awarded High Honors for his senior History thesis under Professor Emeriti Sy Mauskopf and Alex Roland has launched a new history podcast called How It Began: A History of the Modern World.

Duke History Major, Mike Morgan, Trinity '76, featured in Duke Chronicle

North Carolina Supreme Court Judge Mike Morgan — the first African American elected to the State Supreme Court without first being appointed by the governor — discussed in a Duke Chronicle article how Duke University impacted his career. Morgan is a 1976 Duke history and sociology major.


Fahad Bishara publishes A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Indian Ocean, 1850-1940

Fahad Bishara's (2012) first book, "A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Indian Ocean, 1850-1940" has been published by Cambridge University Press.  Bishara is currently an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia.

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: