Duke University Center for African and African American Research

  • African Marketplace

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  • November 05, 2014

    • Jazz at the Mary Lou
    • Fill your Wednesday evenings with live jazz and the exquisite company of jazz lovers from the campus and community in an energetic and engaging atmosphere. Enjoy live performances by local musicians as well as Duke music students, with special guest artists all brought together by John Brown, Director of the Duke Jazz Studies Program. Jazz @ begins at 9:30pm and ends at 12:30am. Feel free to stay for just one set or for the entire evening. Comfortable attire and open to the public. Light hors d¿oeuvres and liquid refreshment will be provided with the option to enjoy late night fare and drinks in the Faculty Commons.
  • November 07, 2014

    • Freestyle Friday
    • Check us out each Friday for festive Freestyle Fridays in the Mary Lou with a different theme each week. Each week will focus on a different aspect of Black culture through music and food, while you get to enjoy wonderful fellowship. 1pm-4pm every Friday!
  • November 12, 2014

    • Jazz at the Mary Lou
    • Fill your Wednesday evenings with live jazz and the exquisite company of jazz lovers from the campus and community in an energetic and engaging atmosphere. Enjoy live performances by local musicians as well as Duke music students, with special guest artists all brought together by John Brown, Director of the Duke Jazz Studies Program. Jazz @ begins at 9:30pm and ends at 12:30am. Feel free to stay for just one set or for the entire evening. Comfortable attire and open to the public. Light hors d¿oeuvres and liquid refreshment will be provided with the option to enjoy late night fare and drinks in the Faculty Commons.
  • November 13, 2014

    • Illuminating Intersections
    • Join the CSGD and MLWC in exploring Black and LGBTQ identities and relationships through this collaborative program. Enjoy thought-provoking performance vignettes by Duke's Me Too Monologues, followed by engaging and provocative conversations surrounding the Black LGBTQ community. Food will be provided.
  • November 14, 2014

    • Human Rights, Truth Telling and Justice Symposium
    • The symposium will focus on truth telling and justice in the context of human rights. The speakers will include Eduardo González Cueva, the Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice's (ICTJ) Truth and Memory Program; Pamela Merchant, the former Executive Director of the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA); Andrea Peto, an Associate Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at the Central European University in Budapest; and Kimberly Theidon, Henry J Leir Chair in International Humanitarian Studies at Tufts University.
    • Freestyle Friday
    • Check us out each Friday for festive Freestyle Fridays in the Mary Lou with a different theme each week. Each week will focus on a different aspect of Black culture through music and food, while you get to enjoy wonderful fellowship. 1pm-4pm every Friday!
  • November 19, 2014

    • Study Break: Afro-Latin Percussion Lecture & Demonstration
    • Join us next Wednesday, November 19th at the MLWC Main Gallery from 7:00-8:00pm as we explore the musical folklore of the African diaspora through traditional Afro-Latino rhythms? Join us as master percussionist, Felix Sanabria, takes us on a journey through Latin America and the Caribbean. Learn the history behind Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba y Plena, while being drenched in the beautiful art form of Afro-Cuban Rumba.

CAAAR cultivates the best of scholarship about Africa and its diaspora and broadcasts it beyond the ivy walls, not just for the sake of information but also in service to society. The Center is consciously interdisciplinary--encompassing all of the humanities and the social sciences-and international, embracing Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Europe, and Asia. CAAAR supports initiatives by students, faculty, and other professionals in the Duke community, while encouraging collaborations with scholars and professionals worldwide.

J. Lorand Matory, Director.



















 
  • Serah Shani is presently at Yale University, Council on African Studies     Her areas of academic and research interest are: Globalization, Migration, Transnationalism, Political Anthropology, Africa and The African Diaspora, Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Anthropology and Education, Race and Ethnicity studies, and Ethnographic Research


    Geographic Focus:Sub-Saharan Africa, the African Diaspora and the United states

    Languages: English, Swahili, Maasai, Kikuyu and Kisii

Carl James’ extensive background in youth work and community development informs his recent work on educational programs that are responsive to the particular needs, experiences, interests and aspirations of young people living in inner sub-urban contexts. He is particularly engaged in exploring avenues for making education more reflective of community interests, concerns and values, and on enhancing educational and occupational access and equity for marginalized youth.

Scholarly Interests

Equity in education related to ethnicity, race, social class, and gender; anti-racism and multicultural education; urban education; youth and sport; practitioner research; community development (social work); immigrant settlement; immigration and minority issues in Sweden; and social and educational issues in the Caribbean.

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