Duke University Center for African and African American Research

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  • February 04, 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.
  • February 06, 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.
  • February 11, 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.
  • February 13, 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.
  • February 20, 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.
    • Malcolm X: Afro-American Visionary, Muslim Activist
    • Duke Islamic Studies Center's Spring conference, entitled "Malcolm X: Afro-American visionary, Muslim activist, will explore the intersection of religion, race, and civil rights as they relate to Malcolm X in American history, as well as the impact of these themes in our lives today. This conference will take place from 2-5pm February 20th in Rm. 240 in the John Hope Franklin Center and from 10-5:30pm on February 21st at UNC's Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the Global Fedex Center. The conference will feature top scholars in a variety of fields from across the country to give an interdisciplinary perspective into this important historical figure. Please find more information about this event at http://sites.duke.edu/malcolmx/
  • February 25, 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.
  • February 27, 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.

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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