Asst. Prof Winters Offers Critique at Black Perspectives

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
AAAS Secondary Joseph Winters offered a critique of the discourse of “Afro-Pessimism” at Black Perspectives, the Public Scholarship platform of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAHIS). The organization was co-founded in 2015 by 2017 American Book Award Winner Ibram Kendi. Read the... Read More »

Historian Glymph Presents at South Carolina Lecture

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
AAAS Historian Thavolia Glymph presents the 20th Annual Robert Smalls Lecture at the University of South Carolina on September 7, 2017. Read more here:

Economist Darity Among Politico 50

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
AAAS Economist William “Sandy” Darity, Jr. and collaborator Darrick Hamilton were cited among the Politico 50 -- 50 Ideas blowing up American politics (and the people behind them) -- for their research and advocacy for a Federal Jobs Guarantee. Read more here: Read More »

Prof. Neal Edits Special Issue of The Black Scholar

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Johns Hopkins Historian Jessica Marie Johnson and AAAS’s Mark Anthony Neal edited a special issue of The Black Scholar (v. 47, no. 3, Fall 2017) on “Black Code Studies”. The edited issue engages scholars  working on the margins of Black Studies, Afrofuturism, radical media, and the digital... Read More »

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.

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 »