Seed Grant: Reading Between the Lines

This project will present an opportunity for faculty across campus to discuss and appreciate differing cultures and backgrounds, current events, and personal reflections through fictional and nonfictional narratives. The book club aims to encourage reading, discussion, and reflection on critical topics such as race, immigration, and gender identity, and to increase appreciation for different perspectives and interpretations. The initial books and their related discussion themes are Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran (immigration), Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (race and criminal justice reform), and This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Franke (gender identity). Co-funded by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Medicine.

Awarded By

  • Duke Office of Faculty Advancement



  • 2020