Graduate Students

Michael Becker

Student

michael.j.becker@duke.edu

My research explores enslaved people's politics and legal strategies in Jamaica between the 1780s and the abolition of slavery in 1834 through the use of slave and quarter sessions court records, plantation diaries and account books, and contemporaneous newspapers and correspondence. I have...

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Jessica Covil

Student

jessica.covil@duke.edu

Jessica Covil is a second-year PhD student of English at Duke University. Her research currently focuses on literary representations of community, belonging, and “home” in 20th-Century American Literature, and on connections between the poetic and the political, especially within Black Feminist...

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Anastasia Karklina

Student

anastasia.karklina@duke.edu

Anastasia Kārkliņa is a PhD candidate in the Graduate Program in Literature, with certificates in African-American studies and feminist theory. Anastasia's research and pedagogical interests include twentieth-century Black literature and cultural theory. Her current work examines racial ideology...

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Ayanna Legros

Student

ayanna.legros@duke.edu

My research focuses on 20th century Haiti, social movements and technology.