Posts Tagged ‘Kelly Alexander’

Fall 2016: Work by CDS Undergraduate Faculty

Fall 2016: Work by CDS Undergraduate Faculty

Notable recent news and events featuring Center for Documentary Studies undergraduate faculty include the following; see the CDS undergraduate education Tumblr for more information and updates: + Kelly Alexander received a Duke University Council for European Studies Fellowship for 2016–2017 for her project “Of Truffles and Trash: The New Social Economy of Food Waste in Brussels, Belgium” + John Biewen released a “Story […]


2016 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Katie Jane Fernelius

2016 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Katie Jane Fernelius

The Julia Harper Day Award was created by the Center for Documentary Studies in 1992 in memory of the young woman who was CDS’s first staff member, a writer and photographer of real accomplishment. This $500 award goes to a graduating Duke University senior who has demonstrated excellence in documentary studies and contributed significantly to CDS programs. This year’s Julia […]


CDS Instructor Kelly Alexander, Longtime Food Writer, Discusses Her Hit Class: Our Culinary Cultures

CDS Instructor Kelly Alexander, Longtime Food Writer, Discusses Her Hit Class: Our Culinary Cultures

According to her students, CDS instructor Kelly Alexander is a special teacher; student evaluations have landed her in the top 5 percent of undergraduate instructors at Duke. A documentary studies class she teaches, Our Culinary Cultures, has been a hit from the beginning. Here, she answers some questions about the origins of the course, what […]


Good Read: Interview With Duncan Murrell, CDS Writer in Residence

Good Read: Interview With Duncan Murrell, CDS Writer in Residence

Duncan Murrell is an award-winning writer and journalist from North Carolina. He is a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine and The Normal School and a consulting editor at Southern Cultures. Murrell has written about living in New Orleans for a year after Hurricane Katrina, as well as on such topics as immigration, politicians, termites, vultures, […]


Podcast Available: CDS Writer in Residence Duncan Murrell Discusses Life and Writing on WUNC’s “The State of Things”

Podcast Available: CDS Writer in Residence Duncan Murrell Discusses Life and Writing on WUNC’s “The State of Things”

CDS Writer in Residence Duncan Murrell was the guest on WUNC’s (91.5 FM) “The State of Things” on December 5 with host Frank Stasio. Besides CDS and its documentary writing program, the wide-ranging discussion touched on . . . military service, New Orleans, termites, and bow hunting, among other topics. Duncan Murrell on “The State […]


CDS Instructor and Writer Kelly Alexander to Chair Panel, “Why We Eat What We Eat,” at UNC Food Cultures Symposium

CDS Instructor and Writer Kelly Alexander to Chair Panel, "Why We Eat What We Eat," at UNC Food Cultures Symposium

On Thursday morning, CDS instructor and writer Kelly Alexander will chair the panel Why We Eat What We Eat, as part of “Food Cultures: The First Annual UNC Student Food Symposium.” The Symposium will begin Thursday night, March 24, and continue all day Friday, March 25. Thursday, March 25, 10:30 a.m.–11:50 a.m. Why We Eat […]


Kelly Alexander Receives Teaching Accolades

Kelly Alexander Receives Teaching Accolades

CDS undergraduate instructor Kelly Alexander was recently recognized for her teaching excellence. During the spring semester 2010, her course evaluations were among the top 5% of all undergraduate instructors at Duke. You can read more about her course, Our Culinary Cultures, here. Kelly Alexander is a writer based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is […]