Graduate Students

Anita Bateman

Student

anita.bateman@duke.edu

Anita N. Bateman is a seventh year PhD candidate in Art History who specializes in modern and contemporary African art and art of the African diaspora. Under the supervision of Professor Richard J. Powell, she is writing a dissertation entitled “Ethiopia in Focus: Photography, Nationalism,...

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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 third-year PhD student in English at Duke, where she is also working towards graduate certificates in African & African American Studies and Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies. Her research currently focuses on literary representations of community, belonging, and “...

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Jonathan Henderson

Student

jonathan.henderson@duke.edu

Jonathan Henderson is a North Carolina-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, writer, producer, and educator. A PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at Duke University, Jonathan's academic research concerns how local musical traditions are transformed through recording studio practice and come to...

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Anastasia Karklina

Student

anastasia.karklina@duke.edu

Anastasia Kārkliņa is a Ph.D. 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. She has taught undergraduate classes in...

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Ayanna Legros

Student

ayanna.legros@duke.edu

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

Karen Little

Student

karen.e.little@duke.edu

 

Karen Little is a PhD candidate in English and enrolled in the African and African American Studies graduate certificate program, as well. Her dissertation examines representations of black American property ownership in twentieth century US fiction and film, especially by black...

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Joshua Strayhorn

Student

joshua.strayhorn@duke.edu

Greetings!

My name is Joshua Strayhorn. I am a doctoral student of history at Duke University. My research interests include 20th century African American history, specifically the Great Migration and its impact on the development of black communities. I am interested in how intraracial...

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