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Christopher W Sims CV

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
Box 90802, Durham, NC 27708-0802
1317 W Pettigrew St, Durham, NC 27705
CV

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Marty Forscher Fellowship Honorable Mention · 2007 Parsons School of Design and PDN
Artists and Architects Study Grant · 2016 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
International Studies Grant · 2016 Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund
Regional Artist Grant · 2015 ArtsGreensboro
Collaboration Development Grant · 2015 Council for the Arts, Duke University
Marty Forscher Fellowship Honorable Mention · 2007 Parsons School of Design and PDN
Artists and Architects Study Grant · 2016 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
International Studies Grant · 2016 Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund
Regional Artist Grant · 2015 ArtsGreensboro
Collaboration Development Grant · 2015 Council for the Arts, Duke University
Goethe-Institut Fellowship · 2015 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
National Fellowship · 2003 Houston Center for Photography
Graduate Research Grant in Photography · 2002 Center for the Study of the American South. UNC–Chapel Hill
Park Fellowship · 2001 - 2003 UNC–Chapel Hill
Small Project Grant for Artists · 2000 D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities
RIPP Fellowships in the Documentary Arts · 2016 Duke University
Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grant for “Farmworkers in North Carolina” · 2016 Duke University
Paletz Course Enhancement Grant for “Farmworkers in North Carolina” · 2016 Duke University
Betsy Alden Service-Learning Award for Faculty · 2015 Duke University
Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Course Grant for “Web Design and Communication” · 2015 Duke University
Paletz Course Enhancement Grant for “Web Design and Communication” · 2015 Duke University
Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grant for “Farmworkers in North Carolina” · 2015 Duke University
Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Course Grant for “Farmworkers in North Carolina” · 2015 Duke University
Paletz Course Enhancement Grant for “Farmworkers in North Carolina” · 2015 Duke University
RIPP Fellowships in the Documentary Arts · 2015 Duke University
Humanities Writ Large Summer Documentary Fellows Program · 2015 Duke University
Duke Service-Learning Fellow · 2014 - 2015 Duke University
Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grant for “Multimedia Documentary” · 2014 Duke University
Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grant for “Farmworkers in North Carolina” · 2014 Duke University
Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grant for “Farmworkers in North Carolina” · 2013 Duke University
Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grant for “Multimedia Documentary” · 2013 Duke University
Archie Green Fellowship · 2017 American Folklife Center, U.S. Library of Congress
Publication Grant · 2017 Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Duke India Initiative Faculty Grant for "Documentary Photography from India" · 2018 Duke University
Humanities Writ Large “New Configurations” · 2016 - 2017 Duke University
Teaching for Equity Fellow · 2016 - 2017 Duke University
Bacca Fellow · 2016 - 2017 Duke University
Language, Arts and Media Program Course Grant for “Web Design and Narrative” · 2016 Duke University
Arts and Sciences Faculty Assessment Committee Grant · 2016 Duke University
Humanities Writ Large “New Configurations” (pilot) · 2016 Duke University
Humanities Writ Large Summer Documentary Fellows Program · 2016 Duke University
Global Seed Grant · 2019 Franklin Humanities Institute and the Office of Global Affairs/Mellon Global Enhancement Fund. Duke University
Duke India Initiative Faculty Grant for "Imaginary Landscapes: Teachers-Students-Artists" · 2019 Duke University
Rubenstein Arts Center Residency for Chandan Gomes for “This World of Dew” · 2019 Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke University
Office of the Provost Cognate Training Grant for "Book Design and Typography" · 2019 Duke University
Faculty Research Grant · 2019 Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke University
Faculty Research Grant · 2016 Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke University
Reckoning with Race, Racism, and the History of the American South Initiative: Blue Mud: Experiences of Race in Alamance County, North Carolina · 2021 Lead · Duke Office of the Provost https://facultyadvancement.duke.edu/new-faculty-research-explore-race-south-diverse-angles
Visualizing Climate and Community Resilience: Contemporary "Green" Germany as a Case Study, Ideation Award · 2023 - 2024 Duke Climate Research Innovation Seed Program
Pilot Research Project on “Dialogues and the Experiences of War” · 2023 - 2024 Sanford School of Public Policy
German Cultural Expressions in Santa Catarina, Brazil and Baden-Württemburg / Bavaria, Germany · 2022 Trent Foundation
Reimagining the Transatlantic Relationship: Engaging German Youth Through Documentary Photography. · 2021 - 2023 U.S. Embassy, Berlin, Germany. Public Diplomacy Arts Program
Measuring German Cultural Connections in Santa Catarina, Brazil · 2022 Social Science Research Institute (SSRI)
Regional Artist Grant · 2020 ArtsGreensboro
Seed Grant, “The Carceral Imaginary,” with Negar Mottahedeh and Leela Prasad · 2020 Franklin Humanities Institute
Research Travel Award · 2023 Duke Brazil Initiative
Research Travel Award · 2020 Duke Brazil Initiative
Citizenship and Transnational Migration: Photographic Tableaux · 2023 Duke Office of Global Affairs
Faculty Research Grant · 2021 Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke University
International Visiting Professorship Grant · 2020 Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Science, and the Arts, Germany (Postponed due to Covid-19)
Fellowship · 2005 - 2008 Maryland Institute College of Art
Grant · 2006 Puffin Foundation
International Studies Grant · 2018 Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund
Seed Grant: Center for Documentary Studies Anti-Racism Instructor Preparatory Academy · 2021 Lead · Duke Office for Faculty Advancement he Anti-Racism Instructor Preparatory Academy will draw on expertise from the Center for Documentary Studies and its network of community partners, artists and activists. Pulling from case studies, testimonials from students and instructors, the creative energy and feedback of artists and conversations with communities, participants will develop tools to build syllabi which reflect all makers and are equipped with the skills to facilitate contentious conversations among their students ensuring their classroom and research practices are equitable and anti-racist. https://facultyadvancement.duke.edu/2021-faculty-advancement-seed-grants-awardees

External Relationships


  • Ann Stewart Fine Art
  • E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
  • U.S. Embassy Berlin
  • University of Passau, Germany
  • University of Regensburg, Germany

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