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Zombie: The Haitian and American Realities Behind the Myth

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  • April 01, 2015

    • 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.
  • April 03, 2015

    • Freestyle Friday
    • Join us at the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture as we celebrate the vast contributions of the African diaspora through food, music, and fellowship.
  • April 08, 2015

    • The Contemporary Black Atlantic: Interchanges between Brazil and Africa
    • Professor Louise Meintjes will moderate a discussion including artist Rosana Paulino, scholar Emi Koide, and curator Cabriela Salgado. Rosana Paulino's art foregrounds the position of black people, especially black women, in Brazilian society. Paulino stated: "As a black woman myself, I question my role within a society that has suffered through slavery. My intention is to investigate the marks that slavery planted on the black female body and soul, and on Brazilian society." Emi Koide's research concentrates on contemporary art in Congo. She will compare films that critique social and ethnographic approaches, including the polemic film by artist Renzo Martens Episode II: Enjoy Poverty (2008). Gabriella Salgado will present her ongoing exchange project Transatlantic Connections, which investigates the historical precedents and potentialities of the interaction between Africa and Latin America in the visual arts, and highlights the foundational dialogues that originated in the encounter between millions of Africans, Europeans, and Amerindians in the Americas.
    • 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.
  • April 10, 2015

    • Freestyle Friday
    • Join us at the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture as we celebrate the vast contributions of the African diaspora through food, music, and fellowship.
  • April 17, 2015

    • An Evening With MC Lyte: Art & Soul
    • An Evening With MC Lyte on Hip Hop and Feminism: Art & Soul MC Lyte is a highly sought-after speaker who has over 25 years of experience and wisdom and who delivers her inspirational messages to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. MC Lyte's message of empowerment to men, women, boys, and girls serves as a life-altering agent for change as she seeks to help women and girls redefine their essence through unity, empowerment and truth. Her message is old-school and new-school, young and old, funny and real; she's smart as a whip; the girl next door; your big sister one moment and your little sister the next; mentor and friend . . . MC Lyte is "Unstoppable" and her message inspires others to achieve their greatest potential.
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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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