Prof. Anne-Gaëlle Saliot and Emmanuel Hondré  from the Philharmonie de Paris

Arts and Cultural Citizenship is spearheaded by Prof. Anne-Gaëlle Saliot and aims to understand the crucial role of arts in weaving a more inclusive social fabric on both sides of the Atlantic. Through customized internships, performances, collaborative projects and research programs, the... read more about The Arts and Cultural Citizenship Initiative is launching a Bass Connection »


Currently on display at Duke University’s Fredric Jameson Gallery, is Connected Diaspora: U.S. Central American Visuality in the Age of Social Media, a wide-ranging exhibition featuring the creativity and expression of the culture of Central American.  The idea for the exhibition... read more about Connected Diaspora: U.S. Central American Visuality in the Age of Social Media »

The letter J with a palm tree

Professor Helen Solterer explores the process of opening family archives long kept under wraps in University College Dublin.   The Irish Times featured her piece on the Curran collection, Lucia Joyce, the daughter of James Joyce, and the open-ended histories of those people who make the... read more about Professor Helen Solterer and Franco-Irish Joycean Connections »


Deborah Reisinger, Romance Studies professor and director of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum at Duke, discusses students using a second language in their studies. Read the full article in the Washington Post. read more about What happens when college students discuss lab work in Spanish, philosophy in Chinese or opera in Italian? »

Brexit Sign

Cristina Garcia Ayala, a student in French and Italian, surveys Duke students to discover how Brexit, taking effect on Jan.  31, registers on them.  The date for Brexit, Duke students now note, has been set for January 31st, 2020, exactly 3 months after the previous date of Oct. 31, 2019... read more about Romance Studies student chronicles the Brexit effect »

Mellon Grant Paredes

Professors Liliana Paredes, Edna Andrews and Lee Baker featured in Duke Today for their work on raising awareness of language discriminiation in fragile communities. Their seminar series received funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as a Sawyer Seminar. read more about Professor Liliana Paredes and Sawyer Seminar Series on Language Discrimination »

Emily Nagler

Emily Nagler, class of 2019 and student of Global Health, Public Policy, and Spanish was awarded the highly selective Princeton in Latin America Fellowship to work a full year at the Women Justice Initiative in Guatemala. Emily will be in charge of developing effective narratives to... read more about Duke Student, Emily Nagler Awarded Princeton Fellowship »

Trinity Sophomore Tess Boade spent six weeks during the summer with Duke in Bologna. More information on her expereince of learning through immersion and activities is at #DukeIsEverywhere (Snapshots of Duke University's 2019 International Summer Travels). read more about A Summer with Duke in Bologna! »

Walter Mignolo

Professor Walter Mignolo was featured in Duke Today  after a trip to New Zealand where he collaborated with Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Professor of indigenous education at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand on topics related to decolonial aesthetics.  read more about Walter Mignolo and Decolonial Aesthetics »

Laurent Dubois

Professor Laurent Bubois, New Directions Fellow and founder and director of The Forum for Publics and Scholars, interviewed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for his work on the role of the banjo in history and the perception of higher education. read more about Professor Laurent Dubois, New Directions Fellow and The Origins of Sound »