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Lou Brown

Research Scholar, Senior
John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute
Box 90403, 114 S. Buchananblvd Smith War, Durham, NC 27708
114 S. Buchanan Blvd, Box 90403, Durham, NC 27708-0403

Research Interests


  • Ethical community engagement and research
  • Public scholarship
  • Object-centered research

Selected Grants


Well-being and the Moral Worlds of Refugees

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation · 2011 - 2012

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Dix Hill and the Public Humanities: A Creative Site-Making Symposium · 2018 - 2019 Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Grant · $5,000.00
Empathy and Trauma: Exploring the Moral and Physical Injuries of War Among US Military Veterans · 2017 - 2018 Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Grant · $2,000.00
Reckoning with Race, Racism, and the History of the American South Initiative: AAA Lab: Art, Archive, Asylum; or Race and Mental Health in the Southern United States · 2021 Co-Lead · Duke Office of the Provost
Reckoning with Race, Racism, and the History of the American South Initiative: Collecting Oral Histories of Environmental Racism and Injustice in the American South · 2021 Co-Lead · Duke Office of the Provost
Rights and Resources in Madagascar: a conference and concert · 2012 Co-Lead · Duke Africa Initiative
Dix Hill and the Public Humanities: A Creative Site-Making Symposium · 2018 - 2019 Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Grant · $5,000.00
Empathy and Trauma: Exploring the Moral and Physical Injuries of War Among US Military Veterans · 2017 - 2018 Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Grant · $2,000.00
Reckoning with Race, Racism, and the History of the American South Initiative: AAA Lab: Art, Archive, Asylum; or Race and Mental Health in the Southern United States · 2021 Co-Lead · Duke Office of the Provost
Reckoning with Race, Racism, and the History of the American South Initiative: Collecting Oral Histories of Environmental Racism and Injustice in the American South · 2021 Co-Lead · Duke Office of the Provost
Rights and Resources in Madagascar: a conference and concert · 2012 Co-Lead · Duke Africa Initiative
Story+: Collecting Oral Histories of Environmental Racism and Injustice in the American South · 2022 Co-Lead · Duke Story+