Natasha Trethewey | John Hope Franklin Lecture

Natasha Trethewey | Inaugural John Hope Franklin Lecture Series

Pulitzer Prize-winner and two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Natasha Trethewey delivered the Franklin Humanities Institute's inaugural John Hope Franklin Lecture at Duke University's Nasher Museum of Art on March 21, 2018.

Natasha Trethewey, currently a Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University, served two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014). She is the author of four collections of poetry, Thrall (2012), Native Guard (2006), for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002); and Domestic Work (2000). She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Beinecke Library at Yale, and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.

Featuring prominent writers, thinkers, and artists with bodies of work that resonate within and beyond the university, the John Hope Franklin Lecture pays tribute to Dr. Franklin’s remarkable career as a scholar and in public service, as well as his wide-ranging influence in the study of history, law, African-American life and culture, and global intellectual exchange.