Duke University Center for African and African American Research

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  • August 28, 2014

    • where did i think i was going? [moving into signal]
    • The PSI Theater at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham where did i think i was going? [moving into signal] is a 50-minute odyssey exploring questions of re-location, technology, and place through a series of five custom-created interfaces that distribute the performers in unexpected directions. The autobiographical work, created by Prof. Thomas F. DeFrantz and Duke PhD student Kenneth David Stewart, brings live-processing to bear on issues of family, identity, and relationship. The performance suggests possibilities of contemporary life and urgent family history distributed across networks of electronic signal. Produced by SLIPPAGE: Performance|Culture|Technology. Conceived and Performed by Thomas F. DeFrantz and Kenneth David Stewart.

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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