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

/undergraduate Team Members

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

/zcommunity Team Members

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