Bass Connections Projects bring together Duke faculty and students to explore real-world issues in interdisciplinary research teams.  These projects aim to provide both graduate and undergraduate students with greater exposure to inquiry across the disciplines, partnership with unlikely fellow thinkers, sustained mentorship in teams and the chance to experience the intersections of the academy and the broader world.

Over the past several years the Duke Human Rights Center has led several Bass Connections-sponsored initiatives.  Current projects include the Sowers and Reapers, which grounds Environmental Justice and Human Rights issues at home here in Durham; continuing work on Environmental Justice and Human Rights through the ACRE-Duke Partnership; and Activating History for Justice at Duke, an initiative focused on interrogating how the past is memorialized on Duke’s Campus.

Students interested in getting involved in Activating History for Justice or Sowers and Reapers should contact Robin Kirk or Emily Stewart for more information.