Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 5:30pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
"From Jamestown to Jamestown: Letters to an African Child" chronicles the story of the African captured in slavery, from the coasts of the continent, with his pain and anguish, as well as his resistance, rebellion and tenacity on the high seas, to the struggle for freedom and emancipation, both in... Read More »
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 1:00pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
**Please join co-conveners, Abigail Boggs, Eli Meyerhoff, Nick Mitchell, Wahneema Lubiano, and Zach Schwartz-Weinstein for "Whose Crisis? Whose University? Abolitionist Study in and beyond Global Higher Education," a conference on Oct. 11-12.**We think it's time to take up an abolitionist approach... Read More »
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 4:30pm
Courtney R. Baker, Ph.D.Associate Professor, EnglishUniversity of California, Riverside Visiting Research FellowJames Weldon Johnson InstituteEmory University Baker's research focuses on blackness and the visual representation of humanity. She is the author of Humane Insight: Looking at Images of... Read More »
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 12:00pm
Old Chemistry 011
Join us for a conversation with Nigerian writer and academic Ainehi Edoro, moderated by Duke graduate student Sasha Panaram. Edoro will discuss her successful online platform Brittle Paper, which she launched while a graduate student at Duke University to shine a spotlight on African writing and... Read More »
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:30pm
The Regulator Bookstore
The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Karla FC Holloway for a reading and signing of her new mystery, "A Death in Harlem." In "A Death in Harlem," Holloway weaves a mystery in the bon vivant world of the Harlem Renaissance. Taking as her point of departure the tantalizingly ambiguous "death by... Read More »
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 4:30pm
East Duke Parlors
Monday, October 21, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.East Duke Parlors, followed by reception.Discussant/Chair: Patrice D. DouglassGender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Duke University Presenters:Daphne BrooksAfrican American Studies, Theater Studies, American Studies, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies... Read More »
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 5:00pm
Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium
Richard Leakey is a Kenyan paleoanthropologist, politician, explorer, and environmentalist. His career in paleoanthropology involved not only field research and discoveries in Kenya's Turkana Basin, but also many years serving as the director of the National Museums of Kenya. Together with his... Read More »
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 3:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
"Listening to LatinX" will explore new critical perspectives on Latino/a/X Studies from the field of Sound Studies. The study of sound and its connection to Latino/a/X communities is currently unfolding, and as the United States is home to approximately 55 million Spanish speakers, has some urgency... Read More »
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 6:00pm
Center for Documentary Studies
In his powerful new photo book "Limitless Africans," queer Nigerian-Swedish American photographer Mikael Owunna (Duke '12), a finalist in the 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo, documents the compelling stories of over thirty LGBTQ African immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in... Read More »
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 4:30pm
Patrick Elliott Alexander, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEnglish and African American StudiesUniversity of Mississippi A specialist in African American literature, 19th-century American literature, and critical prison studies, Dr. Alexander, a Duke alum, is author of From Slave Ship to Supermax: Mass... Read More »