Richard J. Powell named the College Art Association's 2016 Distinguished Scholar

"In America, inequality begins in the womb" by John Komlos

May 20, 2015 at 4:22 PM EDT 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…
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SITPA Fellowship Call for Applications

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Duke University’s Summer Institute for Tenure and Professional Advancement (SITPA) invites applications for the SITPA Fellowship. SITPA is a mentoring and professional socialization initiative designed to facilitate the successful transition from junior faculty status to tenured associate professor for early career faculty. The underlying objective of…
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Income inequality begins at birth and these are the stats that prove it

BY JOHN KOMLOS May 4, 2015 at 3:38 PM EDT 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…
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The Russell Sage Foundation Announces William Darity, Jr. as Visiting Scholar for 2015-16 Academic Year

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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, political, and…
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America can be a full-employment economy once again

BY JOHN KOMLOS March 5, 2015 at 5:53 PM EST Source: 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…
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Professor Karla FC Holloway Receives 2015 MELUS Award

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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 the Department of…
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New Publication by Lindah Mhando

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Mhando, Lindah., African Youth in Contemporary Literature, Popular Culture, and Imagined Spaces: “Identity Quest.” (With Yenika-Agbaw) . New York, NY: Routledge. 2014. This book explores how African youths are depicted in contemporary literature and popular culture, and discusses the different ways by which they attempt to construct personal and…
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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

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." Professor J. Lorand…
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Achievement Gap at Duke: Investigating the Factors Influencing the Academic Performance of Black Students

Senior Distinction Project by Dayo Oshilaja April 22, 2011 Download full paper here:
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