Seeking Student Researchers and Mentors for Story+

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Deadline: February 19, 2021

This is a PAID summer opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students.

The Story+ Student Application Portal is now open.

The Priority Deadline for all students is February 19, 2021.

The program runs May 12 - June 26, 2021.

Story+ is a 6-week paid summer research experience for enrolled Duke University students – undergraduate and graduate – interested in bringing interdisciplinary humanities research to life through dynamic storytelling. For Summer 2021, Story+ will be a remote research program so that all who choose are able to participate no matter their location or health situation. Program dates are May 12 to June 25, 2021.

Summer 2021 Projects:

A Just and Equal Durham Audio Documentary Project
Research archival materials and interview community elders, social justice advocates, and activist leaders to create audio documentaries with the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice

Camera Digita: Portraits of AI’s Role in the Futures of All
Create a ‘Zine that features voices most often excluded from conversations about the policies, practices, creation, and regulation of digital technologies like artificial intelligence (AI)

Choose Your Words Carefully: Storytelling, Duke Magazine, and the University’s Black Community
Use textual analysis and oral history to examine the magazine’s history of storytelling and representation through the prism of marketing, journalism, language, and race

Geer Cemetery: Labor, Dignity, and Practices of Freedom in an African American Burial Ground
Collaborate with a diverse, community-based group of volunteers, called the Friends of Geer Cemetery, as they seek to reclaim the cemetery, addressing its physical state as well as its buried histories

Hardship and Resilience: Experiences of International Students during COVID-19
Map the experiences of international students during the pandemic with this tri-university team

Mapping Roots with Migrant Roots Media
Research, write, and publish stories (and histories) of migration on the Migrant Roots media website

Public Art As Public Health: Moving Messages of Dementia Inclusion
Investigate how art and creative engagement can support Dementia-awareness education and creative care for persons living with Dementia

The Seat of Fascism: Narratives of Repression and Resistance in North Carolina
Curate a digital database from archival artifacts to tell the stories of political repression and resistance in 1970s North Carolina

What This Land Has Seen: The Past and Future of the Duke Campus Farm
Tell the story of the past and future of the Duke Campus Farm, both as a vibrant space of learning and ecological repair, and as a historical site of mourning, enslavement, extraction and displacement

What's Past is Prologue: Exploring the Intersectionality Between Race, Justice, and Disability in North Carolina
Explore the intersections of health, disabilityand race in North Carolina

See full details about each project on the Story+ webpage.

The priority deadline is February 19. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter until all teams are full.

Story+ is offered through the Franklin Humanities Institute in conjunction with Bass Connections, with support from Duke University Libraries.

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Want to meet us? We’ll have a virtual “table” at the Bass Connections Fair, January 29th, 2:00-4:00!

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