The Global Collaboration Seed Grants are designed to support inquiry into research areas that cannot be adequately addressed without cross-national or cross-regional scholarly dialogue, or without exchanges across languages and philosophical/methodological traditions. The program supports humanistic as well as artistic collaborations. In 2019-20, these grants are jointly funded by the FHI and the Office of Global Affairs' Andrew W. Mellon Endowment for Global Studies for this program. 

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Past Awardees

Department abbreviations:
AAAS = African & African American Studies
AAHVS = Art, Art History & Visual Studies
GSF = Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies

Black Mountain (image-based, interdisciplinary, collaborative performance project)
Duke Faculty: Torry Bend (Theater Studies)
International Collaborator(s): Riverbed Theater Company, Taiwan: Criag Quintero (Artistic Director; Grinnell College; Humanities Unbounded Visiting Faculty Fellow), CHUNG Li-Mei, SU Hui-yu, WANG Tzu-ting, and CHIANG Ji-Yang  

Worlding Future Arts: Dance and Black Arts Movements
Duke Faculty: Thomas F. DeFrantz (AAAS; Dance; GSF)
International Collaborator(s): Luciane Ramos Silva, Independent Researcher and Artist

Rethinking Secularism and Modernity: International Network for Interreligious Dialogue and Education
Duke Faculty: Malachi Hacohen (History)
International Collaborator(s): Hilda Nissimi (Bar-Ilan university, Israel), Todd H. Weir (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

The China Question of Cultural and Media Studies
Duke Faculty: Kang Liu (Asian & Middle Eastern Studies), John Aldrich (Political Science)
International Collaborator(s): WANG Nin (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), ZENG Jun (Shanghai University), SHAN Bo (Wuhan University), LI Song (Wuhan University)

#FMF | #BLM: Race Precarity and the Transgenerational Costs of Racism
Duke Faculty: Anne-Maria Makhulu (Cultural Anthropology; AAAS)
International Collaborator(s): Hylton White (University of Witswatersrand, South Africa)

People of the City: New Directions in Migration and African Urbanism
Duke Faculty: Catherine (Kathryn) Mathers (International Comparative Studies; Cultural Anthropology), Samuel Fury Childs Daly (AAAS; ICS)
International Collaborator(s): Loren Landau (University of the Witswatersrand, South Africa), Caroline Wanjiku Kihato (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Jimoh Oluwasegun (Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria)

Global Engagements: Asian, African American, and Asian American Internationalisms and Solidarities, 1918-2018: Exhibit and Research Workshops for Pedagogical Initiatives in Global Humanities
Duke Faculty:
 Sucheta Mazumdar (History)
International Collaborator(s): Selina Lai-Henderson (Duke Kunshan University)

Collaboration between Painter Beverly McIver and Dancer Eiko Otake – Part of Eiko’s The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable
Duke Faculty: Beverly McIver (AAHVS)
International Collaborator(s): Eiko Otake (Dancer / Interdisciplinary Artist)

The Making of Modern Cairo: Urban Topography and Digital Humanities in the Middle East
Duke Faculty:
 Adam Mestyan (History), Sarah Galletti (AAHVS)
International Collaborator(s): Mercedes Volait (CNRS – Centre national de la recherche scientifique, INHA – Institut national d’histoire de l’art, France)

The Value of Love: Global Perspectives on the Economy of Care
Duke Faculty: Jocelyn Olcott (History, GSF)
International Collaborator(s): Marija Barti (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Documentary Interpretations of Transnational Contact Zones in Bavaria, Germany
Duke Faculty: Christopher Sims (Center for Documentary Studies)
International Collaborator(s): Birgit Bauridl (University of Regensburg, Germany), Max Ernst Stockburger (Documentary Photographer; University for Applied Sciences, Bielefeld, Germany)

War and Memory in Peru
Duke Faculty: Orin Starn (Cultural Anthropology), Holly Ackerman (Duke Libraries)
International Collaborator(s): Olinda Quispe Chávez (San Cristóbal University, Ayacucho, Peru), Ponciano Del Pinto (Catholic University, Lima, Peru)

Perpetrator Studies Working Group
Duke Faculty: Rebecca Stein (Cultural Anthropology)
International Collaborator(s): Hilla Dayan, Noa Roei, Erella Grassiani (University of Amsterdam)