Chair

    • Thomas F. DeFrantz
    • Professor of African & African American Studies and Dance
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Director of Undergraduate Studies

Assistant to Director of Undergraduate Studies

Director of Graduate Studies

    • Thomas F. DeFrantz
    • Professor of African & African American Studies and Dance
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Assistant to Director of Graduate Studies

Faculty

Primary

    • Michaeline A Crichlow
    • Professor
    • I am interested in projects related to citizenship, nationalism and development mainly in the Atlantic and Pacific regions. My current projects are focused on the sorts of claims that populations deemed diasporic make on states, and how these reconfigure their communities and general sociocultural practices. I am also interested in development's impact ...
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    • Mark Anthony Neal
    • Professor
    • I am engaged in interdisciplinary scholarly work in the fields of African-American, Cultural, and Gender Studies that draws upon modes of inquiry informed by the fields of literary theory, urban sociology, social history, postmodern philosophy, Queer theory and most notably popular culture. My broad project is to interrogate popular culture--music, ...
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    • Karin A. Shapiro
    • Associate Professor of the Practice and Primary of African & African American Studies
    • I study American social and southern history, as well as South African history. My interest in the political economy of race and coerced labor in both societies led to me to examine a dramatic Gilded Age labor rebellion in the Tennessee coalfields against the use of convict workers, the subject of my book, A New South Rebellion. I am now engaged in ...
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Joint

    • William A Darity Jr
    • Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African & African American Studies and Economics
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    • Thomas F. DeFrantz
    • Professor of African & African American Studies and Dance
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    • Thavolia Glymph
    • Associate Professor of African & African American Studies and History
    • Having completed Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (Cambridge, 2008), I turned my attention back to a project begun years before on the experience of enslaved and freed women on the battlefields of the Civil War. This study focuses on the lives of black women and children in Civil War refugee, and labor camps. ...
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    • Wahneema Lubiano
    • Associate Professor of African & African American Studies and Literature
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    • Anne-Maria B Makhulu
    • Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African & African American Studies and Adjunct Assistant Professor, The Fuqua School of Business
    • Anne-Maria Makhulu is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2003. Her research interests cover: Africa and more specifically South Africa, cities, space, globalization, political economy, occult economies, ...
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    • J. Lorand Matory
    • Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African & African American Studies and Director, Center for African and African American Research
    • J. Lorand Matory is the Director of the Center for African and African American Research and Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. He conducts field research in Brazil, Nigeria, Benin Republic, Cuba, Trinidad, Jamaica and the US. Choice magazine named his Sex and the Empire That Is No More: Gender and the Politics of Metaphor in ...
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    • Charles D Piot
    • Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Joint of African & African American Studies
    • Charlie Piot is Creed C. Black Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies. His work focuses on the political economy and history of rural West Africa. He is the author of Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa (1999) and is currently conducting research on transnational constructions of Africa ...
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Secondary

    • Lamonte Aidoo
    • Assistant Professor, Portuguese Studies of Romance Studies and African & African American Studies
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    • Lee D. Baker
    • Professor, Cultural Anthropology and Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College
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    • Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
    • Professor, Sociology, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
    • Currently I am working on two books entitled, Anything but Racism: How Social Analysts Limit the Significance of Race (with Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Hayward Horton) and White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology (with Tukufu Zuberi). I am also working on a project entitled, "We are All Americans! The Latin Americanization of Race Relations in ...
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    • Linda M Burton
    • Dean of Social Sciences and James B. Duke Professor of Sociology
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    • Laurent M. Dubois
    • Marcello Lotti Professor of Romance Studies and History and Interim Director of Graduate Studies (Fall 2011), Professor of French Studies and History, and Director of the Center for French & Francophone Studies
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    • Kerry L Haynie
    • Associate Professor of Political Science and African & African American Studies
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    • Karla FC Holloway
    • James B. Duke Professor of English and Professor of Law
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    • Claudia Milian
    • Associate Professor, Spanish & Latin American Studies
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    • Richard J Powell
    • Professor
    • Richard J. Powell received his Ph.D. from Yale University. His research and teaching interests lie in American art, African American art, and theories of race and representation in the African diaspora. He is also interested in the media arts and conceptualizations of the "folk" in world art and culture. His books include Homecoming: The Art and ...
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    • Keith E Whitfield
    • Research Professor of Psychology: Social and Health Sciences and African & African American Studies
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Visiting

    • Jelani Favors
    • Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow
    • Jelani M. Favors, earned his Ph.D. in history from The Ohio State University in 2006, where his research interests included the Civil Rights Movement, the history of African-American education, and the Nadir. He is currently finalizing his first manuscript, Shelter in a Time of Storm: Black Colleges and the Long History of Student Activism. This project focuses ...
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    • Jayne O. Ifekwunigwe
    • Visiting Associate Professor
    • I am a former Reader in Anthropology at the University of East London in the U.K., where I taught for 10 and a half years. I am currently a Visiting Associate Professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University. NEW GEOPOLITICAL AND GENDERED CARTOGRAPHIES OF THE GLOBAL AFRICAN DIASPORA Since 2000, I have been researching, writing ...
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Staff

Graduate Students

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    • Gloria Y. Ayee
    • American Politic of Political Science and Graduate Student of African & African American Studies
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    • Layla D. Brown
    • Graduate Student of Cultural Anthropology and African & African American Studies
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    • Christina C Davidson
    • Graduate Student of History and African & African American Studies
    • My dissertation examines the establishment of U.S. Protestant religion in the Spanish Caribbean, particularly the Dominican Republic, during the twentieth century. I am especially interested in the question of “cultural imperialism.” What does this term mean as it relates to Christian missions in the Caribbean during a time when the United States ...
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    • I. Augustus Durham
    • Graduate Student of English and African & African American Studies
    • African Diasporic/Black Studies; American Studies; Cinema Studies; English & Literary Criticism; Ethnomusicology; French Philosophy; Modern Thought & Popular Culture; Psychology of Race & Racial Formation; Religion and Theology; Social and Political Philosophy; Visual Culture
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    • Meggan A. Farish
    • Graduate Student of History and African & African American Studies
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    • Alisha J Hines
    • Graduate Student of History and African & African American Studies
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    • Mary Caton Lingold
    • Graduate Student of English and African & African American Studies
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    • Taneisha N. Means
    • American Politic of Political Science and Graduate Student of African & African American Studies
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    • Darren Mueller
    • Musicology of Music and Graduate Student of African & African American Studies
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    • Sasha A. Panaram
    • Graduate Student of English and African & African American Studies
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    • Valerie C. Wade
    • Graduate Student of History and African & African American Studies
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