Robin Kirk Wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Friday, April 6, 2018
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Robin Kirk

Congratulations to Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute Faculty Co-Chair Robin Kirk on winning the 2018 Richard K. Lublin Teaching Award! One of only four endowed distinguished teaching awards at Duke University's Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, the Lublin award recognizes undergraduate teaching excellence across all programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

In addition to co-chairing the DHRC's Human Rights Certificate Program, Kirk is Lecturer in the Department of Cultural Anthropology and the Program in International Comparative Studies. She was nominated by Lee B. Baker, Chair of Cultural Anthropology and Director of the International Comparative Studies Program.

“Here at Duke, we pride ourselves on developing innovative, high-impact learning practices like Duke Immerse, FOCUS, Humanities Labs, and Bass Connections," said Baker. "Robin Kirk has been a leader in just about every one of these endeavors. She demonstrates how students can learn without limits by creatively teaching about human rights, memory, and the creation of borders and borderlands. In addition to teaching, she directs the popular Belfast program for DukeEngage and co-created the Human Rights Certificate Program. She continually innovates her pedagogical practices and collaborates with faculty throughout the humanities and social sciences. Her ability to leverage the Franklin Humanities Institute, Bass Connections, and DukeEngage has been extraordinary for our students."