I am currently the Senior Program Coordinator, for Educational Programs & Digital Humanities, at the Duke University John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. In this role I administer the FHI’s Story+ Interdisciplinary Humanities Research program (with the incredible Jules Odendahl-James
I also co-teach a fabulous course on failure, empathy, embodiment, and resilience called “Learning to Fail” for Duke University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative with Dr. Aaron Dinin, and lead a faculty/staff/community reading group on Mindful Pedagogy and Practice.
Past teaching and research work investigated global environmental health communication, digital media, global environmental humanities, environmental justice, EcoCritical DH, sustainable humanities scholarship, embodied media(ted) experiences, and the narrative, performative, and artistic aspects of the health humanities. My current projects and practices are indeed informed by these.
Amanda Starling Gould received her B.A., summa cum laude, in French from Vanderbilt University. She received an M.A. in Electronic Publishing and Writing from Emerson College in 2010 receiving the Book Design Award and Boston Bookbuilders Scholarship for her final M.A. thesis book project Innovative Narrative Design. After teaching a year of Graduate Writing courses at Northeastern University, receiving a nomination for the Excellence in Teaching Award, in 2011, she was awarded a James B. Duke Fellowship to attend Duke University as a Ph.D. candidate in Literature. During her tenure at Duke, Gould was the recipient of the Franklin Humanities Institute Graduate Digital Scholarship Initiative Grant ($10,000), the Andrew W. Mellon funded Humanities Writ Large Environmental Arts and Humanities Emerging Network Grant ($10,000, co-PI), and the Duke University Flipping the Classroom Faculty Fellowship grant ($1,000). Gould graduated from Duke University in May of 2017 with a Ph.D. in Literature and a certificate in Information Science & Studies. Her dissertation, “Digital Environmental Metabolisms: An Ecocritical Project of the Digital Environmental Humanities” is a hybrid study exploring the intersections of media materiality, the environmental humanities, digital art, and narrative communication theory. In August of 2017, she was hired by the Duke University John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute.