Duke University Center for African and African American Research

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Zombie: The Haitian and American Realities Behind the Myth

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  • August 19, 2015

    • 2015 African and African American Student Reception
    • African and African-American Student Reception welcomes students of African descent and their families to the Duke University community. The event provides an opportunity for them to meet faculty, staff and other campus resources. RSVP required.
  • August 31, 2015

    • #SummerSyllabus2015 Race Matters
    • Duke scholars will discuss the #RaceMatters of the Summer of 2015 including: Charleston Shooting, Confederate Flag, Rachel Dolezal, Sandra Bland, #BlackLivesMatter, Cuba Relations, Kendrick Lamar, President Obama on Prison Reform, #BlackTwitter, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Samuel DeBose, When Black Public Intellectuals Fight in Public, Voting Rights, Noose at Duke

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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