To celebrate the end of an incredibly challenging but nonetheless fruitful academic year, the Freedom Lab is inviting DKU students to submit essays or creative writing pieces for consideration of various prizes with topics related to the themes of the lab (more information on the lab and its research can be found here: https://sites.duke.edu/dkuhumanities/projects/freedom-lab/).
Topics could range from the recent conversations on Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, or anti-Asian hate; the legacies of slavery and imperialism; Afro-Asian engagements in the age of Cold War; feminist voices; the histories of women suffrage; labor and migration; environmental history and settler colonialism; to any other forms of inequality that have continued to inform and shape our human experience.
Students are invited to submit writing pieces of a maximum length of 5,000 words to Chi Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 25. This activity is open to DKU students only.
There will be two competition categories: essays and creative writing. Essays can take a variety of forms; they can be papers from classes or based on signature work projects. Creative writing pieces can be poems, personal reflections, short stories, or a mix of multiple forms.
Three essays and three creative writing pieces will be selected for a first prize of 500 RMB, a second prize of 450 RMB, and a bronze prize of 400 RMB. We will announce the results by the end of May.