Two Divinity School faculty members and an administrator are among the recipients of more than $60,000 in grant money awarded by Duke University in support of faculty projects related to Africa.
The funding is part of an Africa initiative launched in January of this year to create a network of Duke faculty, staff, and students with scholarly interests in Africa. The initiative aims to enhance sharing of knowledge and resources, build connections between Duke programs, and explore funding opportunities.
Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, and Norman Wirzba, research professor of theology, ecology and rural life, received a grant to support a half-day conference on food security in Africa that will take place in the spring of 2013 at the Divinity School.
David Toole, associate dean of academic administration at the Divinity School, was awarded a grant for a week-long series of events next spring that will explore questions at the intersection of population, health, and environment. The events will focus on Uganda, and will bring together faculty and staff from the Duke Global Health Institute, The Nicholas School of the Environment, Arts and Sciences, and the Divinity School.