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To: abb
I checked the first 49 members of the "Duke 88." Of those 49, all but six are still at Duke, although one is an "administrative assistant," one got his Ph.D, from Duke, in 1966, so he's probably in his mid-70's, and one lists her field of research as "Graduate Student in Absentia, French."

May I say that, having been over these first 48 on the internet, this appears to be a collection of real nuts and flakes, some of them quite extreme nutcases. Another thing to note: quite a few who's department is given as "History" or "Literature" are actually members of the faculty of the Duke African & American Studies department. Or maybe it's a school, or a college, I don't know, and Duke doesn't make it easy to find out. Here's the list:

1. Stan Abe - Art, Art History, and Visual Studies. Still there.

2. Benjamin Albers - University Writing Program. Still there.

3. Anne Allison - Cultural Anthropology. Still there.

4. Srinivas Aravamudan – English. Still there.

5. Houston Baker - English and African & African-American Studies. Still there.

6. Lee Baker - Cultural Anthropology. Still there.

7. Christine Beaule - University Writing Program. Still there.

8. Sarah Beckwith – English. Still there.

9. Paul Berliner – Music. Still there.

10. Connie Blackmore - African & African-American Studies. Still there; she’s an “Adminstrative Assistant,” not a professor.

11. Jessica Boa - Religion & University Writing Program. Is making herself scarce, both at Duke and on the internet.

12. Mary T. Boatwright - Classical Studies. Still there.

13. Silvia Boero - Romance Studies. Has moved on. Portland State University.

14. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva – Sociology. Still there.

15. Matthew Brim - University Writing Program. Has moved on, to “The College of Staten Island.” This guy’s intellectual life is tied up with his homosexual lifestyle.

16. William Chafe – History. Still there.

17. Leo Ching - Asian & African Languages. Apparantly still there, but “on leave” for 2010-2011 academic year.

18. Rom Coles - Political Science. Appears to have moved on, to Northern Arizona University. Is married to Kim Curtis (see below).

19. Miriam Cooke - Asian & African Languages. Still there.

20. Michaeline Crichlow - African & African-American Studies. Still there. Wears shades in her Duke webpage photo, even though she’s indoors. Food seems to be a focus of her life.

21. Kim Curtis - Political Science. Was sued by Kyle Dowd, one of the falsely accused Duke LAX athletes, for flunking him. Has left Duke, along with her husband Rom Coles (see above).

22. Leslie Damasceno - Romance Studies. Still there.

23. Cathy Davidson – English. May still be there, but has been shuffled off to something called the “John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.” It’s webpage includes this notice: “We’ve Moved. The FHI has relocated to the Smith Warehouse on Duke East Campus, near the heart of downtown Durham.”

24. Sarah Deutsch – History. Still there.

25. Ariel Dorfman - Literature & Latin American Studies. Still there.

26. Laura Edwards – History. Still there.

27. Grant Farred – Literature. Still there, an “associate professor.”

28. Luciana Fellini - Romance Studies. Still there.

29. Mary McClintock Fulkerson - Divinity School. Still there.

30. Esther Gabara - Romance Studies. Still there.

31. Raymond Gavins – History. Still there.

32. Meg Greer - Romance Studies. On sabbatical 2007-2008. On leave 2010-2011. Not hanging around on campus too much these days, but still apparantly employed by Duke University.

33. Thavolia Glymph – History. Still there. Associate Professor, African & American Studies.

34. Michael Hardt – Literature. Still there. This is a real flake.

35. Joseph Harris - University Writing Program. Still there.

36. Karla Holloway – English. Still there.

37. Bayo Holsey - African & African-American Studies. Still there, although listed as “on leave” for 2010-2011 academic year.

38. Mary Hovsepian – Sociology. Still there.

39. Sherman James - Public Policy. Still there. African American Studies.

40. Alice Kaplan – Literature. Still there; Emeritus.

41. Keval Kaur Khalsa - Dance Program. Has moved on to who knows where.

42. Ranjana Khanna – English. Now appears to be in the “Literature Program.”

43. Ashley King - Romance Studies. Now lists her name as Ashley Elizabeth King-Scheu, and lists her field as Graduate Student in Absentia, French. Not sure what this means, but it doesn’t sound like fast-tracking to me.

44. Claudia Koonz – History. Still there.

45. Peter Lasch - Art, Art History. Still there.

46. Dan A. Lee – Math. Has moved on.

47. Pat Leighten - Art, Art History, and Visual Studies. Still there.

48. Frank Lentricchia – Literature. Appears to still be there. Got his Ph.D. from Duke in 1966, which would mean he’s “gettin’ up there.”

49. Caroline Light - Institute for Critical U.S. Studies. May have moved on, may have changed her name. Her association with Duke seems to be tenuous, but cannot be said to have been broken.


40 posted on 10/12/2010 7:20:41 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom
Sorry, I erred, you are right. Houston Baker is no longer at Duke, although their search engine still lists him as Susan Fox Beischer & George D. Beischer Arts & Sciences Professor of English. I didn't notice that his e-mail, as given on his Duke page, is a Vanderbilt.edu address.
41 posted on 10/12/2010 7:31:10 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

“Nuts and flakes” describes the vast majority of the modern liberal arts professoriate, and an even larger majority of those with “Studies” in their college’s/school’s title.


43 posted on 10/12/2010 7:40:11 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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