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MemberIan Mills

…Ph.D., New Testament, Duke University (2015-Present)

M.A., Religion, Duke University (2018)

B.A., Classics, Religion, Biblical Studies, University of Minnesota (2014)…

Ian Nelson Mills is a PhD Student at Duke University in New Testament. Ian’s research focuses on the development of Gospel literature from the first century into Late Antiquity. This includes the historical Jesus, textual criticism, the Synoptic Problem, and Christian apocrypha.

MemberJohn J. Taormina

John began his career in the visual resources/image management profession in 1982. He has a B.A. and M.A. in art history as well as formal training in collections management. He has directed the image collections at George Washington University, Oberlin College, The Ohio State University, and the University of Michigan. Since 2000 he has been the Director of the Visual Media Lab at Duke University. During the past twenty years he initiated the digital imaging programs in the art and art history image collections at The Ohio State University (1994), University of Michigan (1999), and Duke University (2001). As the Director of the Visual Media Lab at Duke, he oversees all aspects of the digital and analog visual media collections (digital assets management, personnel, budget, facilities, user services, instruction), and also manages the department’s publication and communication program and the department’s building exhibition spaces. John served for ten years as editor of the VRA Bulletin, the journal of the Visual Resources Association, the international organization of image media professionals. In addition to extensive involvement in publications and educational programs in image management, John is currently exploring and researching the use of images and metadata in the digital humanities and their support requirements.

MemberImani Mosley

…“‘A Stuttering Primer for Infants’: Press and Public Reception to Benjamin Britten’s Gloriana in the Coronation Year” – Duke University…
…Duke University
Ph.D., Musicology, expected 2018
PhD Dissertation: “‘The queer things he said’: British Identity, Social History, and Press Reception of Benjamin Britten’s Postwar Operas”

A.M., Musicology, 2015

Columbia University
M.A., Historical Musicology, 2013
M.A. Essay: “I shall mutilate and silence the body where you dwell…”: Voice and Character in Britten’s Billy Budd

Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University M.M., Musicology, 2010
Master’s Thesis: “Poetry of Women, History of Men”: The Role of Women and Gender in Benjamin B…

Imani Mosley is currently a PhD candidate in Musicology at Duke University. After receiving two Masters degrees from Peabody (Bassoon Performance/Musicology), she began PhD work at Columbia where she received a Master of Arts in Musicology before attending Duke. She is currently writing her dissertation entitled “‘The queer things he said’: British Identity, Social History, and Press Reception of Benjamin Britten’s Postwar Operas.” In addition to her work on Britten, she also specializes in contemporary opera, feminist and queer theory, reception history, and British and American music from 1890 to 1945. She is currently the Harsha Murthy Fellow in Digital Scholarship (Duke University Libraries) where she creates and curates projects and events in the digital humanities. She has presented papers throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

MemberCourtney Berger

I’ve been at Duke University Press since 2003, and I acquire books across the humanities and social sciences. My key areas of acquisition include: social and political theory, transnational American studies, Native American and indigenous studies, gender and sexuality studies, African American studies, Asian American studies, critical ethnic studies, environmental humanities, science and technology studies, media studies, literary studies, and geography.

MemberCaren Kaplan

Caren Kaplan is Professor Emerita of American Studies at the University of California at Davis. She is the author of Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above (Duke 2018) and Questions of Travel: Postmodern Discourses of Displacement (Duke 1996) and the co-author/editor of Life in the Age of Drone Warfare (Duke 2017),  Introduction to Women’s Studies: Gender in a Transnational World (McGraw-Hill 2001/2005), Between Woman and Nation: Transnational Feminisms and the State (Duke 1999), and Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices (Minnesota 1994) as well as two large-scale, digital multi-media scholarly works, Dead Reckoning (2007) and Precision Targets (2010). She is the series co-editor of Next Wave: New Directions in Women’s Studies for Duke University Press.

MemberGrant Glass

I am a  Ph.D. student in English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying British literature and culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. My research traces contemporary notions of authorship and textuality back to the eighteenth century, arguing that emerging publication and remediation practices of fiction in fact modernized communities by abstracting notions of adaptation and intertextuality. I also work on bibliographic studies, the history of the book, computational literary studies, and digital humanities. I am also a Graduate Fellow of the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative, Graduate Fellow of the Migrations Lab at Duke University, the Assistant Project Manager of the William Blake Archive, Project Manager for the Bass Connections Project “Representing Migration Through Digital Humanities,”and the Assistant Director of the Digital Literacy and Communications Lab. My email address is grantg [at] live [dot] unc [dot] edu.

MemberSylvia Miller

Sylvia K. Miller is Senior Program Manager, Publishing Innovations, and Publications Manager for Humanities Futures at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. Sylvia served as Director of the Mellon-funded Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement project at UNC Chapel Hill for 5 years. During her 25-year career in scholarly reference publishing (as Publishing Director of Reference at Routledge and Executive Editor at Scribner Reference) she commissioned and published scholarly content for a wide audience, including many encyclopedias in the humanities and social sciences that won Library Journal Best Reference honors and the distinguished Dartmouth Medal.  Involved in the transition to online publishing from its beginnings, she began to develop her skills in information architecture and online usability in the mid-1990s. Today Sylvia’s work is dedicated to redefining scholarly publishing to respond to digital innovations and encompass multi-modal scholarship. In 2014 she founded the working group Publishing Makerspace, which won a place at the Scholarly Communications Institute and continues to run workshops.  She received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and her M.A. from Columbia University, both in Comparative Literature. Sylvia has an enduring love of poetry, music, and handcrafting books and art out of paper. All her comments are her own and not intended to represent Duke University or the Franklin Humanities Institute.

MemberSimon Mollan

I am Associate Professor of International Business and Strategic Management at the Management School at the University of York. Between 2017 and 2020 I was the Director of the Sustainable Growth, Management, and Economic Productivity Pathway at the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership. Prior to that I was Head of the International Business, Strategy, and Management Group at the Management School, University of York (2013-2017). Before joining the University of York I held academic posts at the University of Liverpool, Durham University, and York St John University, and was a Visiting Research Fellow at Duke University, North Carolina (Spring and Summer 2019). I hold undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from Durham University and the University of Glasgow. I did my PhD in economic history at Durham University.   I have previously served as the Chair of the Management History Research Group (UK) (2015-2019), and President of the Economic and Business History Society (2019-2020). I am the current Director of the EBHS Doctoral Workshop, and an Associate Editor of the open access journal, Essays in Economic and Business History

MemberRobin Visser

…“Tibetan and Mongolian Anti-Epics of the Anthropocene.” Duke University. Chinese SF and Ecocriticism. Nov 30, 2020.
“Sinophone Anti-Epics of the Anthropocene.” Penn State Comp Lit Luncheon Series. Feb 15, 2021.
“Cosmologies in Tibetan Eco-Literature.” Position-Taking in Chinese Ethnic Spheres: Minority Aesthetics, Agency, and Politics. Association of Asian Studies. Seattle. Mar 25-28, 2021….

My research focuses on modern Chinese, Taiwanese, and Sinophone literatures, visual culture, urban studies, and environmental studies.  My current research analyzes relational ontologies within Sinophone eco-literature.  The project was motivated by conclusions in my book, Cities Surround the Countryside: Urban Aesthetics in Postsocialist China (Duke University Press, 2010), which analyzes urban planning, fiction, cinema, art, and cultural studies in the People’s Republic of China at the turn of the 21st century. I have also translated essays and fiction by Chinese and Taiwanese intellectuals. I was a National Humanities Center Fellow in 2017-18 in support of my current book project, Bordering Chinese Eco-Literatures (1980-2020). I teach courses on Chinese Science Fiction, Chinese Environmental Literature, Narrative Ethics in Modern China, Writing Women in Modern China, City in Modern Chinese Literature and Cinema, Indigenous Ecologies in Sinophone Literatures.