Story+ (2020)

Story+ is a six-week summer research experience for undergraduate and graduate students interested in bringing academic research to life through dynamic storytelling. Undergraduates work in small teams with graduate student mentors, in a collaborative and creative research environment. Each project has a sponsor. Students learn to conduct qualitative, humanities-based research (e.g., archival research, narrative analysis, visual analysis, ethnography) and to communicate their research through effective storytelling techniques. Final projects may take the form of writing, websites, exhibits, short films or other genres, depending on the project’s goals.

2020 Projects

Body Work: Reanimating Policy Responses to Coal Mining Disasters

Caring for and with Patient Archives

Critical Decisions: Perceptions of AI in Healthcare Management

Digital Ethnography and Global (quarantined) DJs

Duke and Durham's Response to the 1918 Influenza and the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemics in Comparative Perspective

Experiential Archive

HBCU Counterstories: Going Public with the Experiences of Adult Students

Joining the Electric Circus: Rural Electrification and Gender in the Papers of Louisan Mamer

Manipulated Materials: Documentary Sculpture

Unearthing Root Causes of Migration through Our Stories

Team Leaders

  • T. Robert Fetter, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
  • Jonathon Free, Duke University Energy Initiative
  • Lawrence Greenblatt, School of Medicine-Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Richardo Henao, Pratt School of Engineering-Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Matthew Kenney, Arts & Sciences-Art, Art History, and Visual Studies
  • Tara Kinard, Duke Population Health Management Office
  • Aaron Kutnick, DocX Lab Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
  • Andrew Olson, School of Medicine-Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Victoria Plutshack, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
  • Ursula Rogers, Duke Forge
  • Shelley Rusincovitch, School of Medicine-Duke Forge
  • Whitney Welsh, Social Science Research Institute

/graduate Team Members

  • Anita Bateman, Art and Art History-PHD
  • Tayzhaun Glover, History-PHD
  • Juliet Irving, Master of Fine Arts - Dance
  • Quran Karriem, Cmp Media, Arts & Cultures-PhD
  • Chuyu Xiong, MFA/Experimental and Doc Arts

/undergraduate Team Members

  • Rebekah Alvarenga, Visual and Media Studies (AB), Cultural Anthropology (AB2)
  • Nima Babajani-Feremi
  • Francisco Banda
  • Emma Cairns, Gender Sexuality & Fem St(AB)
  • Surya Cannon
  • Alice Carroll
  • Courtney Dantzler
  • Tessa Delgo
  • Fella Derris, GCS in Literature Program (AB)
  • Madeline Fowler, Program II (BS)
  • Miranda Gershoni, GCS in Literature Program (AB)
  • Carmela Guaglianone, Int Comparative Studies (AB)
  • Savita Gupta, English (AB)
  • Jake Heller
  • Yanjie Hu, Statistical Science (BS)
  • Denna Huang
  • Mina Jang
  • Sebin Jeon
  • Ayesham Khan
  • Wen Khoo, Sociology (AB)
  • Megan Liu
  • Zehan Liu
  • Jolie Mason
  • Emily Mawyer, Psychology (BS)
  • Rifah Nanjiba, Neuroscience (BS)
  • Brennen Neeley, English (AB), Philosophy (AB2)
  • Sana Pashankar
  • Abigail Phillips
  • Ridge Ren
  • Grace Sipp, Public Policy Studies (AB)
  • Dennis Tang
  • Rezilience Williamson, Cultural Anthropology (AB)
  • Danah Younis, Public Policy Studies (AB)

/zcommunity Team Members

  • Roxana Bendezú, Migrant Roots Media
  • Stefanie Frigo, North Carolina Central University - Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Collie Fulford, North Carolina Central University - Department of English
  • Caitlin Kelly, Power Plant Gallery
  • Tift Merritt
  • Justin Tornow