Story+ (2023)

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.

Story+ 2023 Projects

Team Leaders

  • Edward Balleisen, Sanford School of Public Policy|Arts & Sciences-History
  • Meg Brown, Duke Libraries
  • Saskia Cornes, Franklin Humanities Institute
  • Valerie Gillispie, Duke Libraries
  • Beverly Gray, School of Medicine-Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Wesley Hogan, Franklin Humanities Institute
  • Ani Karagianis, Duke Libraries
  • Johann Montozzi-Wood, Arts & Sciences-Theater Studies
  • Jonas Swartz, School of Medicine-Obstetrics and Gynecology

/graduate Team Members

  • Shiraz Ahmed, MFA/Experimental and Doc Arts
  • Adelaide Szczesiul, Masters of Public Policy
  • Leonard Ryan, Master of Fine Arts - Dance
  • Ansley Pope, History-PHD
  • Jessica Orzulak, Art and Art History-PHD
  • Savannah Marciezyk, English-PHD

/undergraduate Team Members

  • Melody Tzang, Public Policy Studies (AB)
  • Shourya Agarwal, Economics (BS)
  • Zoe Tishaev, Political Science (AB)
  • Egor Sergeev
  • Madeline Rubin, Interdisciplinary Progrm (BSE)
  • Lauren Read, Political Science (AB)
  • Emily Maceda, English (AB)
  • Irma Lopez-Calderon
  • Yumeng Li
  • Karianna Klassen, Economics (BS)
  • Ranjan Jindal
  • Andres Hernandez, Int Comparative Studies (AB)
  • Prisha Gupta
  • Sonia Green, African/African Am St (AB)
  • Jackson Garvey
  • Kyerah Etheridge, Sociology (AB)
  • Antwaine Ellison, Gender Sexuality & Fem St(AB)
  • Caroline Edmondson
  • Grace Chun, Visual and Media Studies (AB)
  • John Cassidy
  • Madison Butler, Biology (BS)
  • Vaughn-Regan Bledsoe, African/African Am St (AB)

/zcommunity Team Members

  • Madeleine McGrady, PhD Student, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Erin Parish, Human Kindness Foundation
  • Marie Chintaram, PhD Student, UNC-Chapel Hill