Obama appoints Duke professor to humanities council

Posted January 5, 2011

— Cathy N. Davidson, a professor in the literature department at Duke University, was appointed to the National Council on the Humanities, the White House announced Wednesday.

Davidson is currently the Ruth F. Devarney Professor of English and Interim Director at Duke. Her research focuses on the history and theory of technology, according to Duke's web site. 

Her council appointment expires Jan. 26, 2016.


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  • ian3141 Jan 7, 2011

    Cathy Davidson was one of the Gang of 88 who slandered the Duke Lacrosse players in 2006. Worse yet, she has never apologized and even tried to justify the Gang of 88's slander. For more information see the Durham in Wonderland blog post for December 8, 2010.

  • Proud Black Constitutionalist Jan 6, 2011

    Is this council even necessary?

  • whatusay Jan 6, 2011

    Almost all of Obama's administration is made up of college professors, and now he appoints another one.