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Faculty Affiliate and Artist-in-Residence Bruce Orenstein Featured in Crain’s Chicago Business Article & Podcast

Faculty Affiliate and Artist-in-Residence at the Cook Center, Bruce Orenstein, has been featured in Crain’s Chicago Business in an article and a podcast for his soon-to-be-released docuseries Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation. Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation is a four-part documentary series that lays bare the story of how Chicago devised […]

“The Mentoring Continues”: DITE Program Concludes Spring 2024 Conference

The spring gathering of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity’s Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) program wrapped up its 3-day program in Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 4. The program, which provides mentorship and workshops to aid the transition from junior faculty status to associate professor for economists from underrepresented groups (most […]

“Ask For What You Need”: Latest Cohort of DITE Convenes in Washington D.C.

On Tuesday, the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics kicked off its spring meeting in Washington, D.C. The DITE program, which provides mentorship and workshops to aid the transition from junior faculty status to associate professor for economists from underrepresented groups (most notably, Black, Latinx, and Native American economists), is currently in the midst of […]

Cook Center Recognizes Three Individuals and Mentors Who Are “Just Getting Started”

The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity awarded three Career Achievement Awards on Monday evening, April 1 in Washington D.C., celebrating a cohort of individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and impact in advancing social equity, championed the cause of social justice, and inspired meaningful change in their communities. The three recipients of the […]

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Faculty Affiliate Kisha Daniels is a Guest Speaker for NC Department of Instruction

Faculty Affiliate Dr. Kisha Daniels, an Associate Professor of the Practice of Education at Duke University, was a guest presenter for the North Carolina Department of Instruction’s Department of Education Equity and Significant Proportionality Webinar series. Originally recorded February 29, the website is now available online. The webinar link for Dr. Daniels’ talk, titled “Understanding […]

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Postdoctoral Associate Xiongfei Lei Presents Paper at Bucknell University

Postdoctoral Associate Xiongfei Lei presented his paper titled “The Unintended Impacts of the One-child Policy Relaxation in China on Women’s Labor Market Outcomes” at the Chinese Economist Society’s (CRS) North America Annual Conference at Bucknell University on March 31, 2024. Dr. Xiongfei Lei’s research focuses on the intersection between inequality and the labor market, especially in […]

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Faculty Affiliate Sarah Gaither Leading DukeLine to Support Students

Faculty Affiliate Sarah Gaither, Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, is helping to lead DukeLine, an anonymous text line for Duke students who need support and advice in scenarios when in-person therapy isn’t an option. Read the full article by The Chronicle here.

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Faculty Affiliate Nancy MacLean is Featured Speaker at Columbia Law School

Faculty Affiliate Dr. Nancy MacLean, the William H. Chafe Distinguished Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, was a featured speaker at the Freedom to Learn/Right to Learn Strategic Convening hosted by the African American Policy Forum at Columbia Law School on March 22, 2024. Dr. MacLean’s research focuses on race, gender, labor history […]

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Founding Director William Darity Publishes Chapter in The Oxford Handbook of W.E.B. Du Bois

Cook Center Founding Director William A. “Sandy” Darity Jr., the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University, recently published a book chapter titled “Redress or Socialism?: W.E.B. Du Bois’ Silence on  Black American Reparations,” co-authored with James B. Stewart, in the The Oxford Handbook of […]

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Faculty Affiliate Sarah Gaither Partners with Durham Museum of Life and Science

Faculty Affiliate Sarah Gaither, Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University is co-piloting a Bass Connections team that is working with the Durham Museum of Life and Science to learn about children’s perceptions of what science is and who can be a scientist. Dr. Gaither’s research focuses […]