Finance & Administration

Friedl Business Center

The Friedl Business Center is the management center for the departments in the Friedl Building:  African and African American Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Program in Latino/a Studies, and the Program in Literature.  

Financial transactions, budgets, financial statements, payroll (non-student), travel, reimbursements, financial transfers, hiring/interviewing/evaluation of all departmental staff, hiring other personnel, all flow through our offices.  In addition to the financial transactions, the Business Center processes foreign national visitors.  Conferences and other meetings for the building departments can be planned, assisted, or coordinated with the Business Center.  Any building maintenance that is outside of department space is routed through our offices, among many other business activities.  So please, if you have any questions, we will try to look into it for you.  Feel free to come and see any one of us!

Thank you!

Pam Terterian,  Administrative Manager
pam.terterian@duke.edu
919-684-5566

Contact Information

Pam Terterian, Administrative Manager
224 Friedl Building
919-684-5566
pam.terterian@duke.edu
(Faculty, Departmental Budgets/Financial Oversight/Approvals, Building Departments Staff Development, Postdoc Payroll, Building plans oversight)

Nicole Brady, Financial & Payroll Specialist
223 Friedl Building
919-684-1676
nicole.brady@duke.edu
(Departmental finances/reconciliations/AAAS, Literature, Latino/a Studies corporate card & reimbursements)

Tracy Carhart, Corporate Card/Reimbursement Assistant
222 Friedl Building
919-681-8610
tracy.carhart@duke.edu
(Cultural Anthropology corporate card & reimbursements)

Maria Maschauer, Events and Visitors Specialist
221 Friedl Building
919-684-5255
mamascha@duke.edu
(Building events, Special Events, Foreign Visa Specialist)

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Department Events

PAL is proud to announce a visit by 

Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary, Swedish Academy, Stockholm
Duke Literature PhD, 1997

She will give two lectures at Duke on April 4 and 5:

"Balzac and Fashion: The Question of Realism"
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
5:00pm
Reception at 4:30pm
Jameson Gallery, Friedl Building (East Campus)

"How to get the Nobel Prize in Literature" 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 
5:30pm 
Nasher Museum
Introduction by President Brodhead
Reception to follow

Co-sponsored by The President's Office, The Provost's Office, The Graduate School, and the Literature Program


Cultural Anthropology is pleased to present 

A lecture by
Julie Livingston and Behrooz Ghamari

April 10, 2017
7:00pm
Friedl 225

More information will be announced soon


Thinking Cinematics and the Program in Literature present

A lecture by Akira Lippit, from USC
As well as faculty and graduate students from NCSU, UNC Chapel Hill, and Duke

April 21, 2017
1:30-7:30pm

Location to be announced

More information will be announced soon


The Program in Literature presents the Annual Lecture in Critical Theory with

Paul Gilroy

Lecture: Monday, September 25, 2017
Seminar: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

More information will be announced soon


 

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Expense Reports UPDATED 9/19/2016

The Vice President of Finance & Treasurer has issued a new corporate card policy that will suspend a corporate card for 90 days for any unassigned transaction (a transaction for which no receipt has been turned in and entered into an expense report).  The Friedl Business Center is making the necessary changes to our own internal deadlines in order to meet these requirements, effective immediately (September 19, 2016):

All corporate card receipts are due in the Friedl Business Center (Tracy or Nicole) by the 15th of every month.  (i.e. Sep receipts due October 15).  On or around the 10th of each month, Tracy and Nicole will send you a list of outstanding transactions as your only reminder.  Please be sure to include all of the necessary information needed to clear your transactions.  No other follow-up emails will be sent requesting receipts.

At any time you can view your own outstanding transactions by going to work.duke.edu, my info tab, my expenses tab, then go to ‘manage corporate card transactions’. 

The full policy is  posted to the Duke Finance page (New Corporate Card Policy) and the addendum is below.

Thank you!

Pam

Corporate Card Policy for Untimely Postings Addendum

The IRS Accountable Plan rule requires that any business expenses include appropriate documentation, i.e. receipts and permissible business purposes. No personal charges are permissible. In support of this regulatory requirement as well as the clean close initiative related to federal grants, Duke University requires timely processing and reconciliation of all transactions related to corporate card expenses.

Unassigned Corporate Card Transactions

Corporate card transactions for which no action has been taken prior to the published untimely posting schedule are defined as unassigned transactions.

• These expenses will be posted to losses and damages, based upon the applicable departmental funding sources.

• These unsubstantiated transactions will result in card suspension.

Assigned Corporate Card Transactions

Corporate card transactions that have been included in an expense report but not routed through all approval levels prior to the untimely posting deadline are incomplete and defined as assigned transactions.

• All corporate card charges must be incorporated into an expense report with appropriate receipts and documentation. These must be routed for approval by the untimely posting deadline.

• Expense reports for which appropriate approval levels are not completed by the published untimely posting schedules will be posted to losses/damages, based upon the applicable departmental funding sources, and may result in card suspension, if there are recurring untimely postings.

• If the cardholder has provided the required information and the initiator has not taken action or approvals are delayed, departments may elect to take corrective action for the initiator or the approvers who have not taken the necessary action. No action will be applicable for the cardholder.

• Reports will be provided to management centers and business managers for those individuals who have multiple occurrences of assigned transactions.

Requests for Reinstatement of Cardholder Privileges:

Requests for reinstatement of cardholder privileges may be submitted after a 90 day period. A form has been developed to facilitate these requests, and it will be posted to the Employee Travel website. The receipts and business purposes should be attached to the form.

• In the event that receipts and permissible business purposes are not provided to support the unsubstantiated expenses, the corporate card will not be reinstated.

• Approvals will be required by the business manager and management center, if applicable.

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Other Events

Film Screening of Luister

Followed by a Webex conversation with Dan Corder, director and
Majaletje Mathume, media liaison, spokesperson, and research chair.

Friday, February 17
10:45 AM – 12:10 PM
John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall

Mid-morning coffee and pastries served before the screening.
Please RSVP to amanda.frederick@duke.edu by Friday, February 10th.

Please join us for a screening of “Luister,” followed by a Webex conversation with Dan Corder, director and Majaletje Mathume, media liaison, spokesperson, and research chair.

As the #RhodesMustFall movement grew on the University of Cape Town campus in March 2015, a parallel student movement emerged at Stellenbosch University. Open Stellenbosch (OS) campaigned to end exclusionary language-of-instruction policy while forcing a discussion about persistent campus racism.

“Luister” draws on the Open Stellenbosch movement to portray the daily struggles of black university students. Viewed by hundreds of thousands in the first week it aired—almost unmatched in the history of South African internet—the subsequent hashtag #Luister trended in South Africa for weeks. The film eventually triggered a government investigation into Stellenbosch University, a summons of the university management to Parliament, and Stellenbosch University’s commitment to changing its language-of-instruction policy.

Directions and parking information can be found here.

We hope you can attend the film screening and conversation.  

Kind regards,

Amanda Frederick
Program Coordinator
Duke University Center for International & Global Studies
Duke University
John Hope Franklin Center
2204 Erwin Road, Office 125
Box 90404, Durham, NC 27708-0404
Tel: (919) 668-1663 | Fax: (919) 684-8749
Email: amanda.frederick@duke.edu



Friday, February 17th, 6pm:

Blood of the Condor (Yawar Malku)

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Screening accompanied by a reception!


How does society combat the apparent rise of incidents of bigotry, hate crimes and racial supremacist groups? Should democratic governments, which by their very nature, serve the majority, protect minority groups and non citizens? Has the United States learned anything from the ongoing struggle for Civil Rights? Join Richard Cohen, President of the Southern Poverty Law Center, for lunch to discuss these topics and more.

For more information and to RSVP: http://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/teamkenan/do-lunch-with-richard-cohen-february-21/



 

* Seating is limited; please register through the Franklin Humanities Institute’s Facebook event page (“Get Tickets”). A livestream of the event will be available as well. Please “like” the FHI’s Facebook page to follow us and receive updates on our events. J *

Join us at the Franklin Humanities Institute to mark the publication of Timothy B. Tyson’s new book The Blood of Emmett Till. Part detective story, part political history, The Blood of Emmett Till revises the history of the Till case, not only changing the specifics that we thought we knew, but showing how the murder ignited the modern civil rights movement. Tyson uses a wide range of new sources, including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant; the transcript of the murder trial, missing since 1955 and only recovered in 2005; and a recent FBI report on the case. In a time where discussions of race are once again coming to the fore, The Blood of Emmett Till redefines a crucial moment in civil rights history.

Co-sponsored by the Duke University Libraries, Faculty Bookwatch is an annual program at FHI that celebrates and promotes interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities faculty. Each Bookwatch program brings together a panel of four distinguished colleagues giving brief comments.

Dr. Tyson will give a short reading of his book, followed by the respondents' comments. The event will end with a reception. Guests will have the opportunity to buy books from The Regulator Bookshop in Durham.

Respondents will be:

Curtis Austin, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Studies Chair, African American and African Studies, Ohio State University
Irving Joyner, Professor of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law
Adriane Lentz-Smith, Associate Professor, Department of History, Duke University
Craig Werner, Professor and Chair, Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison



 


Bass Connections Course Development Funds

Spring 2017 Request for Proposals

Opportunity

Bass Connections brings together faculty and students—from all levels and schools—in interdisciplinary research teams. Faculty, graduate and professional students, undergraduates and post-docs apply their skills and perspectives to generate creative solutions to complex problems in five theme areas. In addition to more than 40 project teams each year, Bass Connections offers curricular pathways in each theme, to complement a student’s major or program of study. To augment efforts the themes are already undertaking to build out curricular pathways, Bass Connections has funds available centrally to support courses that will enrich the pathways of Bass Connections.

 Course development funds are available for faculty, departments or schools to organize new or modify existing courses following the model of Bass Connections (containing at least 2 of the 3 “connections”—multidisciplinary, multi-level participation [could be an upper-level combined undergraduate/graduate course or an undergraduate course with a graduate TA and sustained mentoring between graduate and undergraduate students], asking questions of societal importance). A course could have a Bass Connections-like project embedded into it, or incorporate other team-based activities or projects.

We anticipate awarding funds for at least two courses. Proposals could be for an individual course or a pair of coordinated courses across two departments (e.g., a pair of energy-inflected courses in both Political Science and Cultural Anthropology). Courses should be proposed at a topic level that is broader than one specific project team. For reference, see previous awardees and course descriptions.

Awards will include funds for teaching replacement and TAs, as applicable, to facilitate initial offering of the course, and may be used throughout the upcoming academic year (2017-2018), or through the initial offering of the course. For modifying existing courses, if the course is successful, the organizing faculty will be expected to commit to offering the course on a regular basis, at least three times in the subsequent five-year period. New courses may be more experimental in nature (e.g., special topics), and so may not be able to be offered on a regular basis. Proposers do not need to have previously participated in Bass Connections.

Eligibility

All regular-rank faculty, including in professional schools and institutes, may propose courses, and may also involve faculty of any other ranks in the course (including non-regular rank or visiting faculty), as appropriate.

Proposals

Course proposals should be submitted to Hallie Knuffman in Bass Connections by Friday, March 3at 5:00 p.m. and should include:

  • a brief narrative that articulates the goals of the course, how it fits with the Bass Connections model (e.g., interdisciplinary course content, visiting faculty, collaborative project-based assignments), the faculty’s unique position and qualifications for leading it, and a plan for offering the course (no more than 3 pages);
  • a draft syllabus or outline of the course;
  • 2-page CVs for each faculty leader;
  • a budget plan (up to $5,000) and timeline for use of the funds;
  • a letter or e-mail from the faculty’s chair (for faculty in A&S, Medicine, or Pratt), dean (for faculty in Sanford, Law, Fuqua, Divinity, Nicholas, or Nursing), or director (for University Institutes) in support of the course proposal, including the promise of the faculty’s availability to teach the course if funded.

Review and Selection

Proposals will be reviewed by the Bass Connections theme leaders and the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. Decisions will be announced by early April 2017 and funds will be awarded as appropriate to the initial offering of the course. Awardees will be expected to provide updates on their progress during the year, which may include meeting with the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies or other Bass Connections leadership.

Questions? Please contact Hallie Knuffman, hallie.knuffman@duke.edu, (919) 613-9921



 


 


PAL is proud to announce a visit by 

Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary, Swedish Academy, Stockholm
Duke Literature PhD, 1997

She will give two lectures at Duke on April 4 and 5:

"Balzac and Fashion: The Question of Realism"
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
5:00pm
Reception at 4:30pm
Jameson Gallery, Friedl Building (East Campus)

"How to get the Nobel Prize in Literature" 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 
5:30pm 
Nasher Museum
Introduction by President Brodhead
Reception to follow

Co-sponsored by The President's Office, The Provost's Office, and The Graduate School


Cultural Anthropology is pleased to present 

A lecture by
Julie Livingston and Behrooz Ghamari

April 10, 2017
7:00pm
Friedl 225

More information will be announced soon




 


Thinking Cinematics and the Program in Literature present

A lecture by Akira Lippit, from USC
As well as faculty and graduate students from NCSU, UNC Chapel Hill, and Duke

April 21, 2017
1:30-7:30pm

Location to be announced

More information will be announced soon


 


 

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Payment Requests

For Payment Requests, please be sure to see the staff assigned to your department.  You will need to include all of the information necessary to process your payment.  If payments are for travel, you will need who the travel was for, the dates and purpose of travel, time you left for the airport, and any other information requested.  A more detailed explanation is available from the business center contact assigned to your department.  Also, please be sure to note on your receipts whether or not the receipts are for reimbursement to you, or if the receipt is for a corporate card reimbursement.

Do not pay anyone out of pocket and expect reimbursement.  All payments to individuals must be paid directly by Duke to the individuals.

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Research Accounts

Transfer thresholds for the start of each fiscal year are as follows:

1.     If the beginning balance of the faculty research account as of July 1 is less than or equal to $5,000, 100% of the annual research amount will be deposited in July.

2.     If the beginning balance of the faculty research account as of July 1 is greater than $5,000 but less than $10,000, 50% of the annual research amount will be deposited in July with the remaining amount deposited on request.

3.     If the beginning balance of the faculty research account as of July 1 is greater than $10,000, all deposits will be on request.

Note: After the initial July transfers, any additional transfers must be made through a deposit request. There is currently no mechanism to trigger automatic transactions based on date, balance level or other criteria.

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Payroll Building

The Graduate Student Payroll is handled in the individual departments.  All other payroll is handled in the Business Center.  Please DO NOT have anyone start to work, DO NOT promise anyone funds, DO NOT promise anything payment-wise, until you discuss with Nicole or Pam in the Business Center.  There are (surprisingly!) so many issues involved when it comes to paying people at Duke.  What applies to one person does not necessarily apply to another.

Anything to do with Payroll, paying someone for any type of work, or an 'allowance' or 'fellowship'... must be run through the Business Center to make sure that it can be done.  Also, keep in mind, paying someone takes a lot of time.  There are permissions and forms, etc.,etc.,etc., so, I just like to let everyone know ahead of time.

Thanks!

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Visiting Scholars - African and African American Studies (AAAS)

Name                                                  University                    Dates                             Email                                  Duke Faculty Sponsor                                               

Project Description

2015

Jennifer Pechhold Freie University, Berlin, Germany September 2015 j.pechhold@fu-berlin.de Tommy DeFrantz According to Jennifer, “I would like to enhance my knowledge in the field of culture, specifically music culture and identity.
Yuping Wang Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China September 2015 wangyuping78@163.com Tommy DeFrantz According to Heather, “My research topic will be “The Black Prodigy and the White Consciousness: unraveling the Wheatley riddle,” a research project directed at the intersection of history, race, and literature.”
Jerlando F.L. Jackson University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin November 2015 jjackson@education.wisc.edu Tommy DeFrantz

Jerlando came to African and African American Studies while on sabbatical at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Name                                   University                   Dates                      Email                                   Duke Faculty Sponsor                                       Project Description

2014

Zhao Shuyan
(Jane Austin)
University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China February 2014 janexiaoyanjane@vip.126.com Sandy Darity According to Zhao Shuyan, her specific area of research is women's health and5rb v rights protection.
Guo Xi Inner Mongolia University,
Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China

December 2014

guoxi@imu.edu.cn Sandy Darity

According to Guo Xi, his area of research is basic public services and its policy. 

Name University Dates Email Duke Faculty Sponsor Project Description

2013

Carlos Garrido Castellano

University of Granada, Spain
Now, University of Lisbon, Portugal

July 2013 carlo_garrido@hotmail.com Michaeline Crichlow According to Carlos, "I will do research on Carribean Cultures and art." 

 

Name University Dates Email Duke Faculty Sponsor Project Description

2012

Li Zhang Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, Nanjing, China

August 2012

licao@tsinghua.edu.cn Sandy Darity

According to Zhang Li, her research topic at Duke is Income inequality and history of economic thoughts.

Name  University Dates Email Duke Faculty Sponsor Project Description

2011

Lihua Zhao

China West Normal University, in Nanchong, China August 2011 lhzhaoeddy@163.com Sandy Darity

According to Lihua, her research topic is Spatial Politics of 20th Century African-American Fiction.

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Visiting Scholars - Center For Global Studies and the Humanities

Name University Dates                    Email Duke Faculty Sponsor             

Project Description                                                           

2016

Edgar Forster University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland January 2016 edgar.forster@unifr.ch Walter Mignolo According to Edgar, his specific area of research is Global Studies and Education.
Fernando Montenegro Sandoval From Quito Ecuador
And the Industrial Technical Institute Int. in Mexico City, Mexico
February 2016 montenegrof86@gmail.com Walter Mignolo According to Fernando, "The main topics I will entertain is the relation between literature works and different geopolitical approaches, with the US-Mexican Border as the most important scenario in which those discussions take place."

 

 

 

 

Name                                  University                 Dates                          Email Duke Faculty Sponsor                Project Description
Name                     University                                                                                            Dates                     Email Duke Faculty Sponsor                              Project Description

2015

Yan Fang

The School of Chinese Language and Literature,
Central China Normal University, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China

August 2015 yanfang112@gmail.com Walter Mignolo

According to Fang Yan, “My research will focus on the topic of “the theory-traveling of Chinese Marxist literary theory from the perspective of coloniality/decoloniality”, which will involve areas of research such as comparative literary theory studies, modernity/coloniality studies, the geopolitics of knowledge studies.”

2014

Estevão Fernandes Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil February 2014 estevaofernandes@gmail.com

Walter Mignolo

According to Estevão, his research interests are attending and help organize the workshops “The Art of Democratic Revolution” and “The Global Goes Native: Integrating Indigeneity to Global Issues”. 
Haiyan Xie School of Foreign Languages, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China March 2014 xie.hyan@aliyun.com Walter Mignolo According to Haiyan Xie, “Literary translation and cultural studies are my field of studies, and now modernity is my specific area of research because I'm now doing a research about "Lu Xun's translation and its appeal to modernity".
Julio Roberto de Souza Pinto The House of Representativves, Training Center, Training and Enhancement Program Graduate, Brasilia, Brazil August 2014 juliorobertopinto@gmail.com Walter Mignolo

According to Julio, "I'll be studying the concept of coloniality as a starting point to understand the social, economic and political formation of Brazil."

Zhu Feng China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China August 2014 zhu-f08@hotmail.com Walter Mignolo According to Zhu Feng, "I intend to do research in the field of postcolonial studies."
Dong Jo Kang Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea September 2014 lindixiwang@gmail.com Walter Mignolo

According to Dong Jo, “I will write my dissertation.”  His dissertation title is called, “Not reached modernization of Korea made by the mistranslated term “modern” and misperceived Western modernity”.

Name                                                                                       University                                     Dates                  Email Duke Faculty Sponsor                      Project Description

2013

Miguel Mandujano Estrada University of Barcelona, Spain April 2013 mmandujanoe@gmail.com Walter Mignolo

According to Miguel, he is working on writing the article "The 'P'urhépecha' Spring; Toward A Decolonial Reading Of The Restoration Of 'Good Government In Cheran, Mexico" and the chapter "An Assessment From The South; Cheran And The Relevance of Subaltern Cosmopolitanism".

Andrés Argüello Parra Universidad Santo Tomás Bucaramanga, Colombia October 2013 mouneriano@yahoo.es Walter Mignolo

According to Andrés, his field of study is the philosophy of education.  His specific area of research is Decolonizing Pedagogy and its ethical issues on emerging societies.

Name                                        University                                Dates                                   Email Duke Faculty Sponsor                                   Project Description

2012

Pamela Tala-Ruiz Received her doctorate from the Universidad de Chile, in Santiago, Chile, and came to Duke to do postdoc research Feburary 2012 Pamela.Tala@ColoradoCollege.edu Walter Mignolo

Pamela's research topic is: "Latin American Literature, and research about young writers (under 40 years old)'s novels and how they are showing the phenomenon of migration".

Yu Kuang Beijing Normal University, Beijing China August 2012 mrkuang2006@126.com Walter Mignolo

According to Kuang Yu, his research topic at Duke are, "literary criticism/European thoughts history/philosophy of politics/German Romantic Studies/Comparative studies of west and Chinese poetics."

Name                                               University                    Dates                      Email Duke Faculty Sponsor                                      Project Description

2011

Rebecca Fuchs University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany September 2011 rebeccafuchs@gmx.de Walter Mignolo

According to Rebecca, her research topic is, "I write my dissertation in American Studies about Caribbean literature and globalization. My particular focus is on contemporary diaspora novels dealing with dictatorships in the Caribbean and how they narratively challenge colonial structures in knowledge and historiography."

 

 

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Visiting Scholars - Cultural Anthropology

2016

           
Name                  University             Dates                                    

Email

Duke Faculty Sponsor         Project Description
Yuxi Cao Director of the Training Center, China International Intellectech Corp, Beijing, China January 2016 embracenicefeeling@163.com Ralph Litzinger According to Yuxi, her research plan is finding what source can make the demographic dividend sustainable in China, and induce how the technology innovation dividend effects US economic growth. 
Lang Jing Nankai University, Tianjin, China

August 2016

langjing@mail.nankai.edu.cn  Ralph Litzinger According to Lang Jing, "My major in China is the Theory of Literature and Art and the direction of my research focus on Modern Chinese film."                             
Liu Liu Minzu University of China, Beijing, China August 2016 liuliu1222@126.com Louise Meintjes, Ralph Litzinger, Judith Farquhar        According to Liu Liu, “I wish to further my studies in anthropology theories and dance anthropology methodologies at Duke."

 

 

Name University Dates                                      Email Duke Faculty Sponsor Project Description

2014

Lin Di

Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, China September 2014 lindixiwang@gmail.com Ralph Litzinger

According to Lin Di, “My research area is the focus on the Urbanization of Chinese Migrant Workers.”

 Man Yang (Judy Yang)

Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China

December 2014 yangmm@whu.edu.cn Ralph Litzinger

According to Man Yang, her field of study is Anthropology of media.

 

Name                   University Dates                     Email Duke Faculty Sponsor Project Description

2013

Lijuan Yan Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China June 2013 yan_lijuan@163.com Ralph Litzinger According to Lijuan Yan, her area of interest is about China's migrant labors and cultural heritage and development of ethnic minorities. 
Magnus Stenius Umeå University, Sweden October 2013 magnus.stenius@kultmed.umu.se Orin Starn According to Magnus, his specific area of interest is, embodied ethnography and phenomenological theory.
  Name                     University Dates                        Email Duke Faculty Sponsor Projecct Description

2012

Haifei Wang

Lanzhou University, in Lanzhou, China August 2012 seafly517@yahoo.com.cn Ralph Litzinger

According to Haifei, his research topic at Duke is visual anthropology and culture anthropology.

Zhuoma Zengji
"Zomkyid Drolma"

Minzu University of China, Beijing, China

September 2012 zongji888@yahoo.com.cn Ralph Litzinger According to Zomkyid Drolma, her research topic is anthropological theories, ethnographic methods, and China studies.

 

Name                University Dates                      Email Duke Faculty Sponsor Project Description

2011

Luo Kanglong Jishou University, Jishou City, China August 2011 mdlkl@163.com Ralph Litzinger

According to Luo Kanglong, "My Research Topic is about Ecological anthropology, cultural adaptation, and Cultural Anthropology."

Ruifang Wang Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China August 2011 wangruifang1983@gmail.com Ralph Litzinger According to Ruifang Wang, her research interests are rural social changes, lifestyle changes under the influence of modernization, the minorities’ migrant labor. 

 

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Visiting Scholars - The Program in Literature

Name                 University Dates                      Email Duke Faculty Sponsor                Project Description
Name University Dates                       Email Duke Faculty Sponsor Project Description

2016

Min Liu Hubei Normal University, Huangshi City, China September 2016 1045060995@qq.com Ken Surin According to Liu Min, her research area of interest includes English and American Literature and literary criticism.

 

2015

Lea Muldtofte Olsen Aarhus University, Sweden February 2015 lmo@dac.au.dk Negar Mottahedeh According to Lea, I will be visiting and collaborating with associate professor Negar Mottahedeh and working with other relevant researchers and professors, and writing my midterm dissertation
 Wang Xingkun Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin, China  March 2015 wangxingkun1984@163.com Michael Hardt According to Wang Xingkun, “My area of research is the concept of “common” in Chinese and western thought, especially the relationship between the common, the public and communism. My field of study is the  comparison between Chinese classical thought (esp. Confucianism and Legalism) and western radical and critical thought, with the aim to reach a synthesis.”
Axel Cherniavsky

University of Buenos Aires, Argentina 

October 2015 axel.ch@gmail.com Michael Hardt

According to Axel, “I intend to pursue research on the reception of the Hegelian philosophy in the XXth century in France.”

Cheng Hongwu University of Jinan, Jinan, China October 2015 matjudy@163.com Toril Moi According to Cheng Hongwu, "My academic interests are gender theory, and the comparison of western feminism and Chinese feminist literature. I want to do the research about the new trends of American literature since the new century."
Bruna Della Torre de Carvalho Lima University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil December 2015 bru.dellatorre@gmail.com Fred Jameson According to Bruna, the area of her research is “to investigate the relation between the reification process and the crisis of narrative regarding Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno’s debate during the 1930’s.”
Eduardo Altheman Camargo Santos University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil December 2015 eduardo.altheman@gmail.com Fred Jameson According to Eduardo, the area of his research is, “to develop an analytical articulation of Foucault’s theories of disciplinary society and biopolitical and neoliberal governmentalities, on one hand, and Marcuse’s diagnosis of one-dimensional men and society, on the other.”
Name University Dates                          Email                                                               Duke Faculty Sponsor         Project Description               

2014

Shen Chu “Lisa Shen”

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

January 2014

lisashen2012@163.com

Ken Surin

According to Shen Chu, “I will study how the translation of children's literature in the early twentieth-century China is manipulated and maneuvered by the interplay of nationalism and cosmopolitanism. 
Anouch Kurkdjian Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, Brazil January 2014 anouch.kurkdjian@gmail.com Fred Jameson

According to Anouch, her research is on literary theory.

Pedro Mendes

Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil

March 2014

p_mendes@hotmail.com

Michael Hardt

According to Pedro, “My research is about "the formation of the multitude within the globalization process as political, estetical and ethical (among others) autoformation of the individuals".  It involves political theory on globalization, critical theory and philosophy.”

Shane Denson Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Englisches Seminar / American Studies, Hannover, Germany August 2014 shane.denson@engsem.uni-hannover.de Mark Hansen According to Shane, "The title of my project is "Serializing Digital Community: A Media-Archaeology of Serialization Practices in Computer Games and Digital Media Culture." 
Johannes Björk Umeå University, Sweden August 2014 johannes.bjork@littvet.umu.se Michael Hardt

According to Johannes, the research he will conduct will, “focus upon the aesthetic experience of swedish workers in the late 19th century as a ground for politics and methodological and political presumptions within the institution of comparative literature and the way in which these presumptions in an unreflected, not to say unconscious way, have been decisive in dissociate a field of proletarian literature from literature as such by what may be called an exclusion by homage.”

Thangamani Ravichandran "Ravi" Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India August 2014 trc@iitk.ac.in Kate Hayles According to Ravichandran, “I intend to pursue research on the interface between literature, technology and environment from global and pedagogical perspectives.  My area of research comprises Posthumanism, Ecocriticism, Cybercriticism, Climate Fiction and Ecotopia. As part of developing pedagogical strategies for teaching courses on the field of technoliterature with a focus on environment.”
Xiaowu Huang

Working for Central Compilation and Translation Bureau as an editor first in the Journal Foreign Theoretical Trends and in the Journal Marxism and Reality, in Beijing, China

September 2014

huangxw@cctb.net Michael Hardt According to Xiaowu Huang, "I will do research on Italian Marxism especially the New Left at Duke. The title of my project is study on Italian New Left." 
Jussi Ojajärvi Oulu, Finland September 2014 Jussi.Ojajarvi@oulu.fi Michael Hardt and
Fred Jameson
According to Jussi, “I will be doing research on the field of literary theory (concepts of class, political unconscious, cognitive mapping) and contemporary (in particular, Finnish) literature.”
Chen Xin Tsinghua University, Beijing, China September 2014

pkchenxin@126.com

Ken Surin According to Chen Xin, the title of my project is resistant writing-Studies on Nadine Gordimer within Perspective of Post-colonialism. My research field is
post-colonialism, French Philosophy, and Third World Literature. 
Inge Hinterwaldner University of Basel, in Basel, Switzerland October 2014 inge.hinterwaldner@unibas.ch Mark Hansen According to Inge, she is writing her habilitation thesis on "Fluid Form Conceptions: Preliminaries for an Aesthetics of Ephemeral Images".
Li Wei  Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China October 2014 lw@bfsu.edu.cn Ken Surin

According to Li Wei, “My area of research is western critical theories in the 19th and 20th Century, and I am going to collect documentations for my PH.D dissertation about Matthew Arnold’s cultural theories.” 

 

 

Name                             University Dates                         Email Duke Faculty Sponsor Project Description

2013

Anne Berit Lyngstad Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway January 2013 anne.berit.lyngstad@ntnu.no Toril Moi

According to Anne Berit, “I intend to work on my ph.d dissertation in Scandinavian Studies and Comparative Literature (The novel as a Performative Hybrid. Biographical Staging in Contemporary Scandinavian Prose).”

Anna-Klara Bojo Göteborgs University, Göteborg, Sweden January 2013 anna.klara.bojo@gu.se Michael Hardt

According to Anna Klara, her area of research concerns the limits and possibilities of expressing subjective experience in language.

Vidar Thorsteinsson From Iceland and
University: Ohio State University, USA
January 2013 vidarvidarvidar@gmail.com Michael Hardt and
Kate Hayles

According to Vidar, his ongoing doctoral research is in the field of cultural and social theory. 

Qing Zang Nanjing University, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, China August 2013 sunny_zang0829@hotmail.com Rey Chow

According to Zang Qing, my research focuses on gender study, aiming to re-evaluate the contribution of female writing to contemporary Chinese literature and reconsidering the relationship between western feminism and Chinese female writing.”

Yufeng Xu “Anna Xu” East China Normal University, Shanghai, China December 2013

snow_221@163.com

Ken Surin

According to Anna Xu, she is doing research on culture and poetry.

Name University Dates Email Duke Faculty Sponsor

 2012

Mauricio Berger Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina January 2012 mauricio.berger@gmail.com Michael Hardt
Tatiani Rapatzikou

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

March 2012 trapatz@enl.auth.gr Ken Surin
Jiansheng Hu Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China April 2012 hjsheng@126.com Ken Surin
Li Cao

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

July 2012 licao@tsinghua.edu.cn Michael Hardt
Shu Wang Zhijiang College of Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China September 2012 amble001@hotmail.com Mark Hansen
Name University Dates Email Duke Faculty Sponsor

2011

Jussi Ojajärvi University of Eastern Finland (2011-), and the University of Tampere, Finland (-2010) January 2011 Jussi.Ojajarvi@oulu.fi Fred Jameson
Pierre-Louis Patoine University of Paris 8 in France, and the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada August 2011 pl_patoine@yahoo.fr Kate Hayles
and Michael Hardt
Nanna Bonde University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark September 2011 nannab@hum.ku.dk Kate Hayles
Cheng Lu Fudan University, Shanghai, China November 2011 journeyqiqi@163.com Ken Surin

 

Name University Dates Email Duke Faculty Sponsor

2010

Tao Qi

Anhui University, Hefei, China

January 2010 qitaomail@gmail.com Ken Surin
Fusheng Wang Jilin University, Changchun, China January 2010 jdwfs@126.com Ken Surin
Lanjun Qin Peking University, Beijing, China August 2010 Jussi.Ojajarvi@oulu.fi Michael Hardt
Peter Waites Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden August 2010 peter@waites.se Kate Hayles
Sylwia Chrostowska University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 2010 sd.chrostowska@utoronto.ca Ken Surin
Tammy Castelein Utrecht University, the Netherlands November 2010 tammycastelein@yahoo.com Michael Hardt
Bram Ieven Utrecht University, the Netherlands November 2010 B.K.Ieven@uu.nl Michael Hardt
Lingli Yuan Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China December 2010 yuan_829@yahoo.com.cn Ken Surin
Hao Zhou Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China December 2010 zhouhao714@gmail.com Ken Surin

 

 

Name University Dates Email Duke Faculty Sponsor

2009

Lovorka Gruic-Grmusa University of Rijeka, Croatia June 2009 lgruic@ffri.hr Kate Hayles
Lv Na "Lu Na" "Luna"

Jilin University, China

August 2009 lvna624@126.com Ken Surin
Yanlin Shi Renming University of China. Beijing, China September 2009 wuyilu_43@163.com Ranji Khanna
Anna Maria Thiemann Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Münster, Germany October 2009 athie_02@uni-muenster.de Kate Hayles

 

Name University Dates Email Duke Faculty Sponsor

2008

Weihua He Tsinghua University, Beijing, China August 2008 he.whua@gmail.com Fred Jameson
Hoonsung Hwang Dongguk University, Chunggu, Seoul, Korea August 2008 hoon37@dgu.edu Jan Radway
Qinghong Xu

Anhui University, Hefei, China

September 2008 qhxgao@163.com Jan Radway
Name                     University                      Dates                             Email Duke Faculty Sponsor
Name University Dates Email Duke Faculty Sponsor

2007

Michael Kühn Universtiy of Hannover, Hannover, Germany January 2007 michaelkuehnunih@gmx.de Michael Hardt

2006

Michael Epp Peterborough, Ontario, Canada September 2006 michaelepp@yahoo.com Jan Radway
Fang Li Chongqing, China September 2006 fanglifun@gmail.com Michael Hardt
Julia Almedia Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

November 2006

almeidajulia@terra.com.br Jan Radway
Name University Dates Email Duke Faculty Sponsor

2005

Magnus Wennerhag Lund, Sweden January 2005 magnus.wennerhag@gu.se Michael Hardt
Catherine Driscoll

University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

August 2005 catherine.driscoll@usyd.edu.au Robyn Wiegman
and Jan Radway
Yuqiong Wang

Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, China

August 2005 yqwang@xmu.edu.cn Fred Jameson
Guo Jun

Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China

September 2005 guojun113@163.com Jan Radway
Marit Kathryn Corneil

NTNU, University of Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway

November 2005

maritco@hf.ntnu.no Jane Gaines

 

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