Duke Human Rights Center Highlights

Giulia Ricco

Giulia Riccò became involved with the Franklin Humanities Institute as a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Romance Studies. During her time at Duke, she participated in community life at the FHI in a number of ways - applying for grants and other research funding,... read more »


Report cover

Under the mentorship of Robin Kirk, co-chair of Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Bass Connections team Constructing Memory at Duke has released a 100-page report analyzing current memory sites on Duke's campus, and making recommendations for additional sites to... read more »


Catherine Coleman Flowers with "Designing Nature's Futures" class

Since 2015, Catherine Coleman Flowers, founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise (ACRE), has partnered with the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Nicholas School of the Environment to find solutions for the lack of wastewater infrastructure in Lowndes... read more »


Emily Stewart

From left, Emily Stewart, Emily Meza, Bryce Cracknell, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Elizabeth A. Albright, Erika Weinthal, Patricia Means, Aaron Thigpen, Megan Mullin, Perman Hardy, and Katy Hansen on a visit to Lowndes County in summer 2017. "Solution-Centered Collaborative Research in Rural Alabama... read more »


On November 2, 2017, FHI Practitioner-in-Residence Catherine Flowers spoke with FHI Digital Humanities Specialist Dr. Amanda Starling Gould's "Designing Nature's Futures" course. Ms. Flowers, a researcher, activist, and storyteller, engaged the class with details and anecdotes from her... read more »


Student meeting

The Human Rights Certificate offers students an in-depth and rigorous interdisciplinary study of human rights history, theory and practice, cultivating life-long learners and engaged citizens who have a deep and nuanced understanding of human rights. Human rights cannot be isolated into one or even... read more »