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Founding Director William “Sandy” Darity, Jr. Named Distinguished Fellow by the SEA

Cook Center Founding Director Dr. William A. Sandy Darity, Jr., the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University, was recently named to the inaugural cohort of Distinguished Fellows for the Southern Economic Association (SEA). Dr. Darity was honored in November 2023 at the annual Southern […]

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Faculty Affiliate Sarah E. Gaither Publishes Two papers

Faculty Affiliate Dr. Sarah E. Gaither, Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, recently published two papers. “Parent and self-socialization of gender intergroup attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors among ethnically and geographically diverse young children,” which explores the roots of gender bias in children and adults, was published […]

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Faculty Affiliate Nancy MacLean Delivers Two Keynote Addresses

Faculty Affiliate Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Distinguished Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, recently delivered keynote addresses at both the annual national Summit of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (along with Stacey Abrams and Professor Carol Anderson) and the inaugural national conference of the Critical Legal Collective (along with Jobs with […]

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Dr. Adam Hollowell Provides Guest Lecture for Renmin University of China

By: Rachel Ruff Durham, NC — Dr. Adam Hollowell, a senior researcher affiliated with the Duke University Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, recently delivered a guest lecture for Dr. Kunfeng Pan’s class at Renmin University of China. Dr. Hollowell’s December 4 lecture, titled “Understanding Whiteness,” explored several key concepts related to the construct […]

Exploring Equity in the Digital Age: Highlights from Fall 2023 GIRI Seminar

By: Rachel Ruff Durham, NC — On November 28, the Rubenstein Library at Duke University buzzed with energy as students from the Fall 2023 Global Inequality Research Initiative (GIRI) course on Digital Bias and Machine Learning presented their capstone projects, which ranged from the practical use of algorithms in various fields to critical analyses of […]

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Guest Speaker Dr. Kunfeng Pan Discusses Inequality and Black Studies in China

By: Rachel Ruff Durham, NC — The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University recently hosted a notable guest lecturer, Dr. Kunfeng Pan, as part of its “History of Inequality” course. This course, an integral part of the Center’s Inequality Studies minor, delves into social inequalities and has been focusing on African […]

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William A. Darity Jr. Featured on Poverty Research and Policy Podcast

Cook Center Founding Director William A. “Sandy” Darity Jr. was recently featured on the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research and Policy’s Poverty Research and Policy Podcast. On the December 5th episode, Dr. Darity, along with A. Kirsten Mullen, discussed what a reparations program for Black Americans would look like, topics that the two authors […]

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Postdoctoral Associate Dr. Sungmee Kim Co-Authors Publication

Cook Center Postdoctoral Associate Sungmee Kim has co-authored a report titled “Gender Differences in Remote Learning amid COVID-19 Pandemic” published through Georgia Policy Labs and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In this research, Dr. Sungmee Kim and her co-author Dr. Tim Sass found that there was considerable variation between the ability of girls […]

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Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards Interviewed by WSOC-TV9 on Black Maternal Mortality and Systemic Racism

Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards, Associate Director of Research with the Cook Center and Associate Professor of General Internal Medicine with the Duke Department of Medicene, was recently interviewed by WSOC-TV 9 for their feature news story titled “Doula advocates for Black women to be taken seriously in the delivery room”, by Deneige Broom. In the interview, Dr. Bentley-Edwards comments […]

Cook Center joins Mapping the Movement for Racial Equity Project

Cook Center joins Mapping the Movement for Racial Equity Project

The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity has officially joined the Mapping the Movement for Racial Equity in Education and Beyond project, an initiative by the Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity and Opportunity. The goal for this project is to establish a visible network of organizations actively engaged in education and racial equity work throughout the […]