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



The Literature Program is pleased to present

Literature Professor N. Katherine Hayles' Retirement Event
Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse


Cultural Anthropology is pleased to present

Bill Maurer and Tom Boellstroff
November 27, 2017
1:30pm
Friedl 225


Cultural Anthropology is pleased to present

Nadia Abu El-Haj
February 5, 2018
1:30pm
Friedl 225


Cultural Anthropology is pleased to present

Karin Nirayin
February 19, 2018
1:30pm
Friedl 225


The Literature Program is pleased to present

Lauren Berlant
March 1-2, 2018
Date and Time: TBA


Cultural Anthropology is pleased to present

Nancy Khalil
March 19, 2018
1:30pm
Friedl 225


Cultural Anthropology is pleased to present

Gaston Gordillo
April 9, 2018
1:30pm
Friedl 225


 

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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

Dear Friends,

 

We are delighted to welcome Professor Zvi Ben-Dor Benite (NYU) to campus this week!  He will be giving two public lectures, as well as presenting on a work-in-progress at the Jewish Studies Seminar.

 

"An Italian Jesuit in Canton and the War on the Chinese: 'Orientalism,' Conquest, and the Eastern Indian Ocean in the 16th Century"

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

Thomas Room, Lilly Library

 

Why Did Matteo Ricci of the Society of Jesus lie about the Muslims of China why did he do it? This talk presents and discusses a passage in one of Matteo Ricci's earliest reports on China in which he describes the Muslims of the city of Canton. I will analyze the passage against the broader context of the Portuguese and Ming China in the late 16th century explaining how Ricci addresses keys issues such the "problem" of Islam and Muslims in the Indian Ocean and their presence in China on the one hand, and plan to attack China on the other.  Dinner will be served.

 

An Arab Jew in Rome: "Zionism" and "Islamophobia" in the 16th Century and Now

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:00pm

Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall (Smith Warehouse – Bay 4, C105)

 

This talk revisits the story of David Ha-Reuveni, an impostor that showed in early 16th century Rome with grandiose plans to defeat Islam, and the Ottoman Empire for the small fee of a large navy and Palestine for the Jews. Against a line of interpretation that situated David within the contours of Jewish history and Jewish mysticism, this talk situates the story within the broader context of a global 16th Century "Theater of Operation" that brings together Europe, the Middle East, and the Western Indian Ocean during the very early age of sail.   Lunch will be served.

 

Zvi Ben-Dor Benite is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. He is the author of The Dao of Muhammad: A Cultural History of Muslims in Late Imperial China. 
 


Duke CMAC Rendezvous, Thursday October 19, 4:30 PM: 

Salman Cajun Studio, “Non-stop stop motion with Salman Cajun Studio”

Collision Space, Bay 10, 2nd floor, Room A266
Smith Warehouse, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd
Durham, NC US 27708-0766

"A walk though of who we are, What we do and How we do it. Along with a slight deep dive into some projects and how we solved and overcame some challenges creatively.”

Salman Sajun (Director) is a director who runs a creative studio that specializes in bringing the inanimate to life through a blend of stop motion and live action. He shares with his creative team the goal of making the world, “a colorful more aesthetically pleasing place where imagination runs wild and creativity drives all content.” As a director Sajun has created dozens of commercials and short films for clients all around the world.

Anna Berezowsky (Lead animator) brings problem-solving, perseverance, and technical skill to realize even the most challenging of projects. She is an experienced stop motion animator whose methods help people to see ordinary objects in new ways. Sajun writes, “striving to give motion and personality to the seemingly impossible, [Berezowsky]’s commitment to craftsmanship is in every frame.”

Co-sponsored with the AAHVS Visiting Artist Series.

For more information about the Rendezvous series please see the Duke CMAC Rendezvous web page (https://is.gd/cmacrv) or feel encouraged to contact the organizer, Patrick Herron, directly.

Transportation information

Maps to Smith Warehouse: 
 Duke map – http://myatlascms.com/map/?id=21&mrkIid=2871#!m/2871

 Google map – https://goo.gl/maps/LkxNPbmgcBF2

Public parking info: a limited number of short-term parking spots are available along Maxwell Street close to the intersection of Maxwell and Sumter Street on the south side of Smith Warehouse (Google maps point to 1073 Maxwell St. as the specific location of the best-located spots for CMAC events). The first 30 minutes are free and parking is $2.00 per hour thereafter, with a meter that accepts cash as well as credit and debit cards. 

Duke Bus: Smith Warehouse is on the CSW route and very close to stops on the C1 route as well. For more information on Duke’s campus bus routes see http://parking.duke.edu/buses_vans/index.php
 


Structuring the Classroom for Inclusive Teaching

Monday 10/23, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
 
Join Dr. Kelly Hogan (Assistant Dean of Instructional Innovation, UNC-Chapel Hill) and Dr. Viji Sathy (Teaching Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, UNC-Chapel Hill) for this active workshop on inclusive teaching. The session will highlight the need for high course structure and will model techniques designed to elicit equity in the classroom. Lunch provided. 
 
 
Many other October and November events for instructors are also listed on the NextEd Festival website


 



 


 



 



Thursday, October 19th, 7:00pm

Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory
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Together Duke is providing support for three sequenced grant opportunities that support faculty research. The full RFPs for all three grants, along with FAQs and instructions to apply, can be found at https://strategicplan.duke.edu/initiatives/

 

1.       Intellectual Community Planning Grants

Seed funding to support a group of faculty to begin or test a new collaboration around a shared intellectual interest. Project funds ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be awarded for use during the 2018 calendar year. This is the third year of this grant opportunity; recipients from the grant cycles in both the first and second years represent a broad range of groups and new projects.
Deadline: Oct 20

 

2.       Provost’s Pilot Research Grants (new)

Pilot funding to support innovative faculty research in the humanities and social sciences—across and between all disciplines—that has successfully completed an initial phase of inquiry or preparation and with the potential to have broad and sustained impact. Project funding will range from $5,000 to $50,000 per project for a fiscal year.

Deadline: Dec 15

 

3.       Collaboratories (new)

Duke has the intellectual resources and organizational nimbleness to convene technical, legal, scientific, ethical, cultural and historical explorations of these issues. By drawing on disciplinary depth, interdisciplinary strengths, and commitment to engagement, we have the capacity to make crucial research contributions in these vital areas and to serve as an important node for convening stakeholders. Collaboratory grants will provide support for groups of faculty working on more established projects that seek to provide tangible solutions to targeted problems in 3 areas: energy & water resources; race, religion & citizenship; and population health. Project funding ranges from $20,000 to $200,000 annually.

Deadline: Dec 15

 

See attached/below for a graphic depicting the three that can be used in social media or other broadcast avenues. Any questions, please feel free to contact us.

 

Hallie Knuffman, Chief of Staff to the Provost

Carolyn Mackman, Manager, Special Projects

Mindy Miller, Manager, Special Projects

 


Structuring the Classroom for Inclusive Teaching
Monday 10/23, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
 
Join Dr. Kelly Hogan (Assistant Dean of Instructional Innovation, UNC-Chapel Hill) and Dr. Viji Sathy (Teaching Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, UNC-Chapel Hill) for this active workshop on inclusive teaching. The session will highlight the need for high course structure and will model techniques designed to elicit equity in the classroom. Lunch provided. 
 
Many other October and November events for instructors are also listed on the NextEd Festival website

Monday, October 23rd, 7:00pm

Maineland
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Tuesday, October 24th, 7:00pm

2001: A Space Odyssey
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Engaging Transcultural/International Students: Tips for Instructors
Friday 10/27, 12 - 1:30 pm
Seun Bello Olamosu, Associate Director of the International House, will draw on her deep experience promoting cross-cultural awareness and understanding, to present strategies Duke instructors can apply in their classes to support and engage students, especially those with international/transcultural identities and learning backgrounds. Lunch provided.


 



Deadline: November 15, 2017

NOTE: There will be an information session for interested applicants in the second half of October - date and time will be announced as soon as possible.

Story+ is a new 6-week summer program in humanities research with a public component, piloted by the Franklin Humanities Institute in Summer 2017 in conjunction with Bass Connections and Versatile Humanists @ Duke.

In Story+, small teams of undergraduates collaborate on focused projects that contribute to the broader research, teaching, scholarly communications, and/or public engagement agendas of Duke faculty, Duke librarians, non-profit organizations, and other University or non-University project sponsors. Undergraduates work under the day-to-day mentorship of a graduate student in the humanities or interpretive social sciences. Story+ final projects may take the form of writing, exhibits, websites, short films/videos, podcasts, social media content, or other genres.

Project sponsors benefit from the opportunity to engage a team of students, who are provided with appropriate guidance and mentoring, in producing a tangible product that may further their work. Undergraduate participants will learn to conduct research in the humanities (e.g. archival research, narrative analysis, visual analysis, oral history, to name only a few) and to communicate the results of their research through compelling storytelling techniques. Graduate mentors get the distinctive pedagogical and professional opportunity to manage a vertically integrated collaborative project, and facilitate the network of relationships that such projects entail. This is a full-time, intensive program for undergraduates. Graduate mentors work 12-15 hours a week. The program covers student stipends and provides collaborative work spaces for teams, as well as modest project resources upon request (e.g. for books, software, etc.). Story+ funding can be supplemented by other sources available to the project sponsors, internal or external.

In addition, Story+ will design a central “curriculum” for participating students based on the line-up of projects. An opening “boot camp” will cover basic skills that apply to all or most teams (e.g. note-taking practices, citation management, relevant digital tools and platforms, etc.). During the 6 weeks of the program, there will be opportunities to dig deeper into writing, narrative voice, visual story-telling, community engagement, and other important aspects of humanistic scholarship for public audience.

We invite proposals from Duke faculty, archivists, and other campus community members for the Summer 2018 edition of Story+. Up to 8 projects will be selected. We seek projects of any topics that are anchored in humanities research methods and questions, with well-defined end products that can be feasibly completed in 6 weeks – for example, a website that supplements a scholarly monograph, an exhibit based on an archival collection, a podcast that translates a complex research topic to a general audience, or if more appropriate for the scale of the project, portions of a website/exhibit/podcast/etc. We also encourage proposals that build upon or build towards course offerings, Humanities Labs, or Bass Connections teams during the regular school year. As possible points of reference, please see this list of Story+ 2017 participants and final project outcomes and more extensive project descriptions prepared as part of the 2017 graduate and undergraduate CFPs.

Please send 2-page proposals to fhi@duke.edu by November 15, 2017. Proposals should include the following components:

  1. Brief description of the overall project.
  2. Description of the specific project goal(s) and outputs you hope to accomplish through Story+.
  3. List of essential skills undergraduates will need to contribute to this goal.
  4. Any funding that from external sources or other Duke units that can support the work of the team.

For queries about the program or to discuss specific project ideas, please email Christina Chia.


The Literature Program is pleased to present

Literature Professor N. Katherine Hayles' Retirement Event
November 17, 2017
Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse


Cultural Anthropology is pleased to present

Bill Maurer and Tom Boellstroff
November 27, 2017
1:30pm
Friedl 225


Together Duke is providing support for three sequenced grant opportunities that support faculty research. The full RFPs for all three grants, along with FAQs and instructions to apply, can be found at https://strategicplan.duke.edu/initiatives/

 

        Provost’s Pilot Research Grants (new)

Pilot funding to support innovative faculty research in the humanities and social sciences—across and between all disciplines—that has successfully completed an initial phase of inquiry or preparation and with the potential to have broad and sustained impact. Project funding will range from $5,000 to $50,000 per project for a fiscal year.

Deadline: Dec 15

 

         Collaboratories (new)

Duke has the intellectual resources and organizational nimbleness to convene technical, legal, scientific, ethical, cultural and historical explorations of these issues. By drawing on disciplinary depth, interdisciplinary strengths, and commitment to engagement, we have the capacity to make crucial research contributions in these vital areas and to serve as an important node for convening stakeholders. Collaboratory grants will provide support for groups of faculty working on more established projects that seek to provide tangible solutions to targeted problems in 3 areas: energy & water resources; race, religion & citizenship; and population health. Project funding ranges from $20,000 to $200,000 annually.

Deadline: Dec 15

 

See attached/below for a graphic depicting the three that can be used in social media or other broadcast avenues. Any questions, please feel free to contact us.

 

Hallie Knuffman, Chief of Staff to the Provost

Carolyn Mackman, Manager, Special Projects

Mindy Miller, Manager, Special Projects

 


 


Cultural Anthropology is pleased to present

Nadia Abu El-Haj
February 5, 2018
1:30pm
Friedl 225


Cultural Anthropology is pleased to present

Karin Nirayin
February 19, 2018
1:30pm
Friedl 225


The Literature Program is pleased to present

Lauren Berlant
March 1-2, 2018
Date and Time: TBA


Cultural Anthropology is pleased to present

Nancy Khalil
March 19, 2018
1:30pm
Friedl 225


Cultural Anthropology is pleased to present

Gaston Gordillo
April 9, 2018
1:30pm
Friedl 225


 

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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

2017

Young Hyo Lee

Professor in the Department of History Education, Jan 2017 yhlee678@hanmail.net Michaeline Crichlow According to Young Hyo Lee, "This study is to trace the transatlantic migration movement of American Blacks in the nineteenth century."

 

 

2016

No Visiting Scholars

 

Name  University Dates Email Duke Faculty Sponsor Project Description

2015

Jennifer Pechhold Freie

University, Berlin, Germany Sept 2015 j.pechhold@fu-berlin.de Tommy DeFrantz “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   wangyuping78@163.com Tommy DeFrantz 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 Nov 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 Feb 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

Dec 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

2017

Juliana Matasova)

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine January 2017 ju.matasova@gmail.com Walter Mignolo According to Juliana, “Full title of research - "Female Artists and the Desired Ukraine: The Ukrainian Female Singer-Songwriter Tradition (1990-Present) as Transformative Social and Artistic Practice".  Area of research: decolonial, area and border, translation studies; women's and gender studies, body studies; ethnomusicology; critical theory.”
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

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.”
Name University Dates Email Duke Faculty Sponsor Project Description

2014

Estevão Fernandes Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil Feb 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 Aug 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 Aug 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 Sept 2014 lindixiwang@gmail.com Walter Mignolo According to Dong Jo, “I will write my dissertation.” 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 Feb 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 Aug 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

 

2015

No Visiting Scholars

 

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.

 

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2011

Luo Kanglong Jishou University, Jishou City, China Aug 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 Aug 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

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2017

Anna Helle University of Jyväskylä, Finland Jan 2017 anna.p.helle@jyu.fi Michael Hardt According to Anna, “I am planning to write my forthcoming book.  My specific areas of research are (Finnish) contemporary literature, experimental poetry, (French) literary theory, affects and emotions in literature and reading, capitalism and contemporary literature.” 

 

2016

Min Liu Huangshi City, China Sept 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 Feb 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“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 Oct 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 Oct 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 Dec 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 Dec 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.”
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2014

Shen Chu “Lisa Shen” Tsinghua University, Beijing, China Jan 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 Jan 2014 anouch.kurkdjian@gmail.com Fred Jameson According to Anouch, her research is on literary theory.
Pedro Mendes Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil Mar 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 Aug 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 Aug 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 Aug 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 Sept 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 Sept 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 Sept 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 Oct 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 Oct 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.”

 

 

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2013

Anne Berit Lyngstad Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway Jan 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 Jan 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
Jan 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 Aug 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 Dec 2013

snow_221@163.com

Ken Surin

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

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 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
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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

 

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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

 

 

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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

 

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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
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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
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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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