Duke University Center for African and African American Research

  • African Marketplace

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  • September 05, 2014

    • Open House
    • Still haven't been to the MLWC this semester? Excited about Freestyle Fridays? Come check out our Open House this Friday from 1-3pm. We promise to have amazing tastes and tunes from the African diaspora!
  • September 12, 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!
  • September 19, 2014

    • The Argentine Experience and the Emergence of a Universal Right to Truth
    • Human rights lawyer, activist, and scholar Juan E. Méndez will reflect on the 30th anniversary of Argentina's Nunca Más report and its impact on the origins and development of transitional justice. Submitted to the Argentine people on September 20th, 1984 , Nunca Más was the first time a government authorized an independent entity to investigate those formerly- and often currently- responsible for its decisions and actions. Juan E. Méndez is a Visiting Professor of Law at the American University- Washington College of Law. Mendez has also served as the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the Special Advisor on Prevention to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and as UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide. He worked with Human Rights Watch for 15 years, and he has served as the President of the International Center for Transnational Justice (ICTJ). Juan Mendez will be placing his historical papers in The Human Rights Archive at Duke's Rubenstein Library. Free lunch provided. Please RSVP to Emily.stewart@duke.edu by Thursday, September 18th at 12 p.m.
    • 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!
  • September 26, 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!

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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  • JHFYS Program 2010
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