2019-2020 English Department Ambassadors

Literature exists without boundaries. Recognizing the limitlessness of language, the English Department Ambassadors are dedicated to showing Duke students the powerful manner in which studying English grants us access to a heightened understanding of our own selves and timeless truths of the human psyche. The English Department Ambassadors serve as liaisons for the greater Duke student body and the English Department, hosting campus outreach events to facilitate dialogue between current students, welcome new majors, and encourage prospective Duke students to explore the humanities.

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Bailey Bogle |

Bailey Bogle is a junior from Greensboro, North Carolina majoring in English and minoring in philosophy. Bailey has a love for languages, and she is the founder and president of the Duke American Sign Language club, through which she also advocates for the creation of an ASL department. When she’s not working for Duke ASL, Bailey also enjoys writing poetry and waiting in line for basketball games. This past summer, she conducted research on Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe with a small research team supported by the Franklin Humanities Institute, where she helped create an educational website and curate two museum exhibits commemorating the 300th anniversary of its publication. Bailey also studied Victorian literature in Oxford, United Kingdom this summer. She has loved her time as an English major at Duke, and feels that it has helped her to grow as a writer and critical thinker. Bailey is happy to talk with any prospective majors about her experiences with the English department.

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Meg Hancock |

Meg Hancock is a senior from Paducah, Kentucky majoring in English and minoring in Theater Studies and Art History. She’s currently working her senior distinction project on Southern literature, so you can often find her standing in front of the Faulkner section on the fourth floor of Perkins. Meg is involved with theater on campus, serving as dramaturg for three mainstage productions and as the directing liaison for Duke Players. She is also co-directing All of the Above in the spring. She’s shared her love for literature during her internships with 836 Boston’s creative writing center and the Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education. She has loved every class she’s taken in the English Department, but particularly loved her gateway course and her class on American crime. She feels as if being an English major has not only improved her writing and critical thinking skills, but it’s made her a more empathetic and curious person. She would love to talk to any prospective majors or students about English or Duke in general!


Past English Department Ambassadors