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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    • Bayo Holsey
    • Associate Professor
    • Bayo Holsey is Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. Her work examines the public history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in West Africa and the African diaspora. She is the author of Routes of Remembrance: Refashioning the Slave Trade in Ghana, which won the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Amaury Talbot Prize ...
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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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    • Charmaine D. Royal
    • Associate Professor
    • As part of my ongoing research on issues at the intersection of genetics/genomics and concepts of “race”, ancestry, and ethnicity I am presently leading several empirical studies and conceptual works. One newly funded empirical project is an NIH grant (R01) on genetic ancestry testing that includes a national survey on ancestry testing, key informant interviews with previous ancestry test-takers, and a case study on ancestry testing ...
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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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    • Stephen W Smith
    • Professor of the Practice
    • Smith graduated in anthropology at the Sorbonne in Paris and obtained his Ph.D. in 1983 from Berlin’s Free University. The former deputy editor of the foreign desk at Le Monde and, previously, Africa editor of Libération, he worked for many years as traveling correspondent in Africa for Reuters and Radio France International. He is the (co-)author ...
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Joint

    • William A Darity Jr
    • Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African & African American Studies and Economics
    • Stratification economics; inequality by race, class and ethnicity; North-South theories of development and trade; social psychology and unemployment exposure; reparations; schooling and the racial achievement gap; financial crises in developing countries.
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    • Thomas F. DeFrantz
    • Professor of African & African American Studies and Dance
    • Born a Hoosier, my work focuses on theories of African diaspora aesthetics, intersections of dance and technology, and dance historiography. I write articles and essays about black dance in the United States, as they are practiced in the US and in global contexts. My research group, SLIPPAGE, is in residence at Duke, and we work to create innovate ...
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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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    • Angel Harris
    • Professor
    • My research interests include social inequality, policy, and education. My work focuses on the social psychological determinants of the racial achievement gap. Specifically, I examine the factors that contribute to differences in academic investment among African Americans, Latino/as, Asian Americans, and Whites. I also study the impact that adolescents' perceptions of opportunities ...
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    • Wahneema Lubiano
    • Associate Professor of African & African American Studies and Literature
    • Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Literature (Ph.D., Stanford, 1987). Before coming to Duke she taught at Princeton, the University of Texas at Austin, and Williams College. Her essays and articles have been published in Social Text, Cultural Critique, boundary 2, American Literary History, Callaloo, New Engladn Quarterly, among other publications. She is author ...
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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
    • A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Aidoo is a graduate of Lincoln University of Pennsylvania. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Portuguese and Brazilian studies from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
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    • Lee D. Baker
    • Professor, Cultural Anthropology and Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College
    • Lee D. Baker is Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, and African and African American Studies at Duke University. He received his B.S. from Portland State University and doctorate in anthropology from Temple University. He has been a resident fellow at Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Johns ...
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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
    • My program of research is conceptually grounded in life course, developmental, and ecological perspectives and focuses on three themes concerning the lives of America's poorest urban, small town, and rural families: (1) intergenerational family structures, processes, and role transitions; (2) the meaning of context and place in the daily lives of families; and, (3) childhood ...
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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
    • My book Haiti: The Aftershocks of History, which tells the history of the country from it's founding revolution to the present day, was published in January of 2012. In 2010 I published Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France, and continue to write about soccer at my blog Soccer Politics. I have also recently co-edited, with Julius Scott, a reader entitled Origins of the Black Atlantic and, with Thomas Bender and Richard Rabinowitz, the ...
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    • John D French
    • Professor, History
    • I am an historian of modern Latin America with a specialization in Brazil. Since 2005, I have been working on a book entitled "Lula's Politics of Cunning: From Trade Unionism to the Presidency in Brazil" which draws on a multi-year international research project on “Nurturing Hope, Deepening Democracy, and Combating Inequalities: An Assessment of ...
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    • Bruce S Hall
    • Associate Professor, History
    • My first book, A history of race in Muslim West Africa, 1600-1960 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011), is about the development of ideas about racial difference along the West African Sahel. The research for this project was focused in and around the Malian town of Timbuktu. My current research centers on a nineteenth-century commercial network ...
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    • Kerry L Haynie
    • Associate Professor of Political Science and African & African American Studies
    • Kerry L. Haynie is an Associate Professor of Political Science and African & African American Studies. He directs Duke’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences, and is one of the editors of the journal, Politics, Groups, and Identities. A native of Kannapolis, North Carolina, he received his B.A.(1985) and Ph.D. (1994) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He ...
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    • Karla FC Holloway
    • James B. Duke Professor of English and Professor of Law
    • Karla FC Holloway is James B.Duke Professor of English at Duke University. She also holds appointments in the Law School, Women's Studies and African & African American Studies. Her research and teaching interests focus on African American cultural studies, biocultural studies, gender, ethics and law. Professor Holloway serves on the boards of the ...
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    • Claudia Milian
    • Associate Professor, Spanish & Latin American Studies
    • Claudia Milian, a scholar of Latino/a Studies, works in comparative and interdisciplinary studies and forges intersections among the vast intellectual traditions of Latina/o Studies, Latin American Studies, African American Studies, southern studies, and hemispheric American Studies. Her areas of inquiry push for broader geographies, flows, circulations, and epistemologies wherein a ...
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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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    • Maurice O Wallace
    • Associate Professor, English
    • A 1995 Duke PhD, Maurice Wallace has also taught at in the departments of English and African and Afro-American Studies at Yale University. He is a former member of the Yale Journal of Criticism editorial collective. Author of Constructing the Black Masculine: Identity and Ideality in African American Men's Literature and Culture, 1775-1995, his recent teachings ...
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    • Keith E Whitfield
    • Research Professor of Psychology: Social and Health Sciences and African & African American Studies
    • Keith E. Whitfield is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, a Research Professor in the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and Co-Director of the Center on Biobehavioral and Social Aspects of Health Disparities. Since coming to Duke in 2006, he has served as chair of the Curriculum Committee, ...
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Visiting

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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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    • Lindah Mhando
    • Research Associate
    • Sociology of Education • Transnational Feminism • Inequality & Social Policy • Political Economy of Immigration &Migration studies • Ethnography & Mixed Research Methods • Global &Comparative Studies • Biomedical & health of minority population • Sociology of knowlwdge • Intellectual History
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