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Kerry L. Haynie, 2015 Dean's Award Winner for Excellence in Mentoring

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Kerry L. Haynie is an associate professor of political science and African & African American Studies, and he directs Duke’s Cen​ter for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences. His research and teaching interests are in race and ethnic politics, intersections of race... Read More »

Exploring Freedom Through African-American Images

Sunday, December 6, 2015
Professor Jasmine Cobb of the Department of African & African American Studies and the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies used 19th Century portraits to trace the emergence of Black freedom in her book. https://today.duke.edu/2015/12/cobb/

Richard J. Powell is 2016 Distinguished Scholar

Monday, November 9, 2015
Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where he has taught since 1989, has been named CAA’s 2016 Distinguished Scholar. A specialist in American art, African American art, and theories of race and representation, Powell... Read More »

The Russell Sage Foundation Announces William Darity, Jr.. as Visiting Scholar for 2015-16 Academic Year

Monday, August 10, 2015
The Visiting Scholars program, now in its thirtieth year, provides a unique opportunity for scholars to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the Foundation, and is an important part of the Foundation's effort to analyze and understand the complex and shifting nature of social,... Read More »

In America, inequality begins in the womb

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Editor’s note: In his last column for Making Sen$e, economist John Komlos laid out his argument for how income inequality begins at birth. In his latest piece, he broadens his explanation to include even more factors that determine a child’s future, like his mother’s zip code. Komlos is the... Read More »

Income inequality begins at birth and these are the stats that prove it

Monday, May 4, 2015
Editor’s note: In this essay, Economist John Komlos argues that we must look more deeply at the recent events in cities like Baltimore, New York and Ferguson, Missouri, and consider the socioeconomic plight of young black men in America, especially in neighborhoods where educational attainment is... Read More »

America can be a full-employment economy once again

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Irving Berlin was dreaming of an old-fashioned Christmas. I’m dreaming of an old-fashioned economy in which everyone has a job. I know, it was ages ago, but what are dreams for anyway? Isn’t it strange that full employment has to be a dream, even a quarter millennium after the beginning of our... Read More »

Professor Karla FC Holloway Receives 2015 MELUS Award

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Professor Karla FC Holloway will receive the MELUS Award for Distinguished Contribution in Ethnic Studies. She is the James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University. She is a cross-disciplinary scholar also holding appointments in the School of Law, the Program in Women’s Studies, and... Read More »

NEH Grants Awarded to AAAS (in Collaboration with the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality) and Matory's Center for African & African American Research

Monday, October 1, 2012
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded AAAS, in collaboration with the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality, a grant to conduct a three-week summer institute for secondary school teachers to be held in July 2013 on "African American Literature and Social History... Read More »