The goal of the Wilhelmina M. Reuben-Cooke Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices Project is to generate collaboration between students and faculty that honors Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke’s legacy.

Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke was one of the first African American students admitted to Duke University in 1963. She went on to have a distinguished legal career as a lawyer and a law professor. In her personal and professional life, Reuben-Cooke exemplified resilience, leadership and the empowerment of historically excluded communities.

Thanks to funding from The Duke Endowment and the Office of the Provost, faculty may submit proposals to serve as fellows with the Wilhelmina M. Reuben-Cooke Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices Project.

We invite proposals that link research and advocacy in the faculty member’s teaching or that relate to social justice, environmental justice, voting rights, or public history more broadly in Durham and North Carolina.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded.

For questions about this opportunity, please contact Gunther Peck, associate professor of history and public policy, at peckgw@duke.edu.

Request for Proposals

We are currently accepting proposals from Duke faculty members for 2024-25 Reuben-Cooke Fellowships. The extended deadline is July 19, 2024.

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