Ashton Merck

Trinity College, DKU Appointments

  • Recent Duke PhD ('20) in History, now teaching Public Policy at Duke Kunshan University as a DKU Global Fellow.

  • I grew up on a calf-cow farm where we grew our own vegetables. I am the first person in my extended family to earn a PhD.

  • I met my husband while working for the college radio station at the University of Georgia; we hosted the noise/experimental show together for years.

  • I study food safety and international trade, so it's no surprise that I love to cook! Lately, because travel restrictions prevent me from getting my hands on the real thing, I have been trying to make Sichuanese food at home.


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Ashton Merck