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New Documentary Studies Fellowships Support Dissertation Research and Related Projects

Three Ph.D. students from two departments have been awarded research fellowships by Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, following a request for proposals in July.

2023-2024 Center for Documentary Studies Ph.D. Fellows

Academic Year

Jobie Hill, Ph.D. in History

Pharsalia Plantation Co-Stewardship Project

Spring Semester

Jessica Doyle, Ph.D. in Romance Studies

Extractions: Ecomedia Events in the Amazon

Sam Hunnicutt, Ph.D. in Romance Studies

Indigenous Revision: Media Technologies and Representation in Late-20th Century Mesoamerica

About These Fellowships

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) has funds to support a small number of Ph.D. student fellows who will pursue research related to documentary studies. Duke Ph.D. students in any humanities or social science program whose research engages with documentary studies, broadly conceived, are eligible to apply for a one- or two-semester fellowship. Faculty with relevant expertise review student proposals.

Grantees receive a stipend that replaces departmental funding for the period of the grant. They do not take on RA or TA assignments; rather, they focus on dissertation-related research and other aspects of professional development.

As part of the fellowship, students give presentations on some aspect of their dissertation research that relates to documentary studies at a CDS work-in-progress seminar, to be scheduled during the academic year. Students also reflect in writing on the outcome of their fellowship experience.


Main image: Jobie Hill, Jessica Doyle and Sam Hunnicutt