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  • April 02, 2014

    • AAAS Lecture Series
    • David Roediger, Kendrick C. Babcock Professor of History and Professor of African American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ¿Emancipation From Below: The Jubilee of the Slaves and Freedom for All¿
    • 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, 2014

    • Subaltern Peoples: Comparative Experiences of African Americans, Dalits and Tribals Conference
    • This is three day conference is a first of its kind that will explore comparative experiences of African Americans, Dalits and Tribals. Our conference is set to be an epic experience, bringing people together from around the world, domestically within the US and locally within Cary, Durham and Raleigh. We have renowned scholars/speakers and sponsors coming from the Indian Institute of Management, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, National Council of Applied Economic Research, Jawaharlal Nehru University, IGNOU The Peoples University, Delhi School of Economics and National Law School of India. Including scholars from a variety of Institutes across the US such as the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations & Social Justice, University of Minnesota and Bennett College. Thursday April 3rd, 2014 we will kick off the conference with a ¿Town Hall Forum¿ at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, bringing together the international scholars and the local community with a panel on Affirmative Action. Friday, April 4th, 2014 the conference will start at 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, a thought-provoking day, with the Plenary given by Dr. Gyanendra Panday, from Emory University. Saturday, April 5th, 2014, the conference will start at 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Please RSVP by sending your name and the dates your wish to attend to giri@duke.edu.
    • Subaltern Peoples: Comparative Experiences of African Americans, Dalits and Tribals Conference
    • This is three day conference is a first of its kind that will explore comparative experiences of African Americans, Dalits and Tribals. Our conference is set to be an epic experience, bringing people together from around the world, domestically within the US and locally within Cary, Durham and Raleigh. We have renowned scholars/speakers and sponsors coming from the Indian Institute of Management, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, National Council of Applied Economic Research, Jawaharlal Nehru University, IGNOU The Peoples University, Delhi School of Economics and National Law School of India. Including scholars from a variety of Institutes across the US such as the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations & Social Justice, University of Minnesota and Bennett College. Thursday April 3rd, 2014 we will kick off the conference with a "Town Hall Forum" at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, bringing together the international scholars and the local community with a panel on Affirmative Action. Friday, April 4th, 2014 the conference will start at 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, a thought-provoking day, with the Plenary given by Dr. Gyanendra Panday, from Emory University. Saturday, April 5th, 2014, the conference will start at 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Please RSVP by sending your name and the dates your wish to attend to giri@duke.edu.
  • April 04, 2014

    • Subaltern Peoples: Comparative Experiences of African Americans, Dalits and Tribals Conference
    • This is three day conference is a first of its kind that will explore comparative experiences of African Americans, Dalits and Tribals. Our conference is set to be an epic experience, bringing people together from around the world, domestically within the US and locally within Cary, Durham and Raleigh. We have renowned scholars/speakers and sponsors coming from the Indian Institute of Management, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, National Council of Applied Economic Research, Jawaharlal Nehru University, IGNOU The Peoples University, Delhi School of Economics and National Law School of India. Including scholars from a variety of Institutes across the US such as the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations & Social Justice, University of Minnesota and Bennett College. Thursday April 3rd, 2014 we will kick off the conference with a "Town Hall Forum" at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, bringing together the international scholars and the local community with a panel on Affirmative Action. Friday, April 4th, 2014 the conference will start at 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, a thought-provoking day, with the Plenary given by Dr. Gyanendra Panday, from Emory University. Saturday, April 5th, 2014, the conference will start at 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Please RSVP by sending your name and the dates your wish to attend to giri@duke.edu.
    • Freestyle Fridays
    • Check us out each Friday this spring for festive Freestyle Fridays in the Mary Lou with a different theme each week. There will be fun, food, and fellowship for your day before YOU turn up at night.
  • April 05, 2014

    • Subaltern Peoples: Comparative Experiences of African Americans, Dalits and Tribals Conference
    • This is three day conference is a first of its kind that will explore comparative experiences of African Americans, Dalits and Tribals. Our conference is set to be an epic experience, bringing people together from around the world, domestically within the US and locally within Cary, Durham and Raleigh. We have renowned scholars/speakers and sponsors coming from the Indian Institute of Management, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, National Council of Applied Economic Research, Jawaharlal Nehru University, IGNOU The Peoples University, Delhi School of Economics and National Law School of India. Including scholars from a variety of Institutes across the US such as the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations & Social Justice, University of Minnesota and Bennett College. Thursday April 3rd, 2014 we will kick off the conference with a "Town Hall Forum" at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, bringing together the international scholars and the local community with a panel on Affirmative Action. Friday, April 4th, 2014 the conference will start at 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, a thought-provoking day, with the Plenary given by Dr. Gyanendra Panday, from Emory University. Saturday, April 5th, 2014, the conference will start at 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Please RSVP by sending your name and the dates your wish to attend to giri@duke.edu.
  • April 09, 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.
  • April 10, 2014

    • "Unconfessed" - Keynote Opening Talk
    • Join us for an event organized by Anne-Maria Makhulu (Cultural Anthropology and AAAS) and Clare Counihan (Visiting Research Scholar, Women's Studies). This two-day interdisciplinary conference coincides with the twentieth anniversary of South African democracy and serves as an invitation to critical reflection on the continuities and discontinuities with South Africa's colonial and apartheid past.
  • April 11, 2014

    • The Haunted Present: Reckoning After Apartheid - A Workshop
    • Join us for an event organized by Anne-Maria Makhulu (Cultural Anthropology and AAAS) and Clare Counihan (Visiting Research Scholar, Women's Studies). This two-day interdisciplinary conference coincides with the twentieth anniversary of South African democracy and serves as an invitation to critical reflection on the continuities and discontinuities with South Africa's colonial and apartheid past.
    • Freestyle Fridays
    • Check us out each Friday this spring for festive Freestyle Fridays in the Mary Lou with a different theme each week. There will be fun, food, and fellowship for your day before YOU turn up at night.
  • April 24, 2014

    • Teju Cole: The Crisis of Equality in the Age of Social Media
    • The 2014 Kenan Distinguished Lecturer will be Teju Cole, author of the PEN/Hemingway Award winning novel Open City. Cole is a writer, art historian, photographer, and Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College.The talk will touch on the personal and global themes raised in Open City and will incorporate other topics, such as population pressure in the city of Lagos, the use of Twitter as an activist space during the Arab revolutions, and the recent testimony by drone victims before the US congress.The annual Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics brings a distinguished speaker to campus to address moral issues of broad social and cultural significance.

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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