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People Portraits by Duke Students: Iraq, Palestine, Sudan, and Syria


2017: Interviews with Palestinian university students and graduates, conducted by Focus students, coming soon!

2017: Interviews with Syrian refugees, conducted by Duke students with the support of the Vice Provost for the Arts, are now online

–Nancy Kalow, Instructor, Center for Documentary Studies

2016: Interviews conducted with the support of Humanities Writ Large at Duke are now part of Arabic Communities through the Refugee Lives Oral History Project.

–Nancy Kalow, Instructor, Center for Documentary Studies

2015: We invite you to learn about communities right here in Durham through the material archived on this site! With the help of Church World Service-RDU, Duke Service-Learning, and the Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Department, students engaged and formed relationships with Iraqi and Sudanese refugees who recently resettled in Durham. Students simultaneously were fortunate enough to listen to and record the stories of these courageous individuals with high hopes of sharing them with you! We encourage you to navigate our site so that you can too be moved by these resonant narratives, while gaining more insights into the refugee situation right here in our community!

–Malena Price, Trinity ’15