Story+ (2021)

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.

2021 Projects

Team Leaders

  • Roxana Bendezú, Migrant Roots Media
  • Li-Chen Chin, Intercultural Initiatives at Duke Student Affairs
  • Saskia Cornes, Franklin Humanities Institute
  • Kimber Heinz, Bull City 150
  • Adrienne Johnson, Managing Editor, Duke Magazine
  • Michel Landry, School of Medicine
  • Barbara Lau, Franklin Humanities Institute
  • Meghan McDowell, Department of History, Politics, and Social Justice at WSSU
  • Adam Rosenblatt, Arts & Sciences
  • Jeffrey Ward, Duke Law
  • Sarah Wilbur, Arts & Sciences-Dance

/graduate Team Members

  • Cade Bourne, Music-AM, Music-PHD
  • Yunyu Chen, Liberal Studies-AM
  • Brooks Frederickson, Music-AM, Music-PHD
  • Melissa Karp, Literature-PHD
  • Arthi Kozhumam, Global Health - MSc
  • Nikki Locklear, History-PHD
  • Bryan Rusch, Art and Art History-PHD
  • Dubie Toa-Kwapong, Cultural Anthropology-PHD
  • Ellie Vilakazi, English-PHD

/undergraduate Team Members

  • Makee Anderson
  • Marie Cheng
  • Ella Dunham, African/African Am St (AB)
  • Kamdon Early, History (AB)
  • Tyler Edwards, Biology (BS)
  • Kaelyn Griffiths, Sociology (AB)
  • Sanjana Jha, Robertson Scholarship - UNC
  • Sophie Johnson
  • Shreya Joshi, History (AB)
  • Catherine Knothe
  • Josee Li
  • Nyrobi Manuel, Psychology (AB)
  • Priyanka Meesa, Biology (BS), Global Health (AB2)
  • Mia Miranda, English (AB)
  • Ava Navarro, GCS in Literature Program (AB)
  • James Ndung'u, Gender Sexuality & Fem St(AB), Int Comparative Studies (AB2)
  • Amber Park, GCS in Literature Program (AB)
  • Binisha Patel, Neuroscience (BS)
  • Kerry Rork, History (AB), Political Science (AB2)
  • Maria Santos, Evolutionary Anthropology (BS)
  • Arial Strode, Political Science (AB), English (AB2)
  • Juanita Vargas Ibanez, Political Science (AB), French Studies (AB2)
  • Lynne Wang, Computer Science (BS)
  • Sierra Winters, Cultural Anthropology (AB)
  • Catherine Xia
  • Athena Yao, Neuroscience (BS)
  • Haozheng Zhang, Philosophy (AB), Political Science (AB2)
  • Huiyin Zhou, Cultural Anthropology (AB)

/zcommunity Team Members

  • Orilonise Yarborough, North Carolina Central University–Art History–MA Student