2024 NCSSM Student Research Symposium

NCSSM Students Shine at Annual Research Showcase Under Mentorship of Cook Center Faculty

Durham, NC — Every year students at the North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM) come together to showcase a year’s worth of research projects, culminating in a significant presentation event. Among these students were four of our student researchers who presented their in-depth investigations into various issues under the guidance of esteemed Cook […]

The Black Reparations Project

Pt. 2 of Podcast Episode on The Black Reparations Project Released via Entrepreneurial Appetite

Dr. William A. “Sandy” Darity and A. Kirsten Mullen have been featured in the second episode of a two-part podcast series by Entrepreneurial Appetite, taking a deep and transformative look into the heart of reparations for Black Americans via a comprehensive federal reparations program. In this episode, Dr. Langston Clark of Entrepreneurial Appetite talks with […]

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Dr. William Darity Featured in Winter 2024 Issue of Dædalus on Understanding Implicit Bias

Cook Center Founding Director William “Sandy” Darity, Jr., has been featured in the Winter 2024 issue of Dædalus titled Understanding Implicit Bias: Insights & Innovations. In this special issue, leading scholars, scientists, and policymakers examine the science behind implicit bias—the residue of stereotyped associations and social patterns that exists outside our conscious awareness but reinforces […]

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Working Groups

The Cook Center Working Groups are interdisciplinary partnerships of scholars exploring themes centered on the concept of inequality. They nurture the development of new research projects and ideas through formal seminar series, informal brainstorming efforts, and integrated collaborations among scholars across disciplines. In addition, Working Groups provide a source of proposals for extramural funding for […]

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Dr. Darity Honored as Black Accounting Trailblazer by CPAacademy.org

Cook Center Founding Director Dr. William “Sandy” Darity has been honored as a Black Accounting Trailblazer by CPAacademy.org. Commenting on their Black History Month series, they shared the following: CPAacademy.org is committed to honoring the rich history of the first black accounting trailblazers, who took the initial steps to break into this once “exclusive” profession […]

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Dr. William Darity, Jr. Quoted in Sacramento Observer/Associated Press on Tulsa’s Black Wall Street and Reparations

Founding Cook Center Director William “Sandy” Darity, Jr., was recently quoted in an article by the The Sacramento Observer and the Associated Press titled ‘The foundation of the wealth’: Why Black Wall Street boomed.  The article is a part of an ongoing series by the Associated Press covering the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre. […]

Career Achievement Award Recipients

2024 Career Achievement Award Recipients Recognized

The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University awarded three Career Achievement Awards on Monday, April 1, 2024 in Washington D.C. Award recipients included Governor Lisa D. Cook, PhD, Peter Blair Henry, PhD, and Cecilia Elena Rouse, PhD.

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Color of Education Summit focuses on the path forward as a collective

Dr. Dudley Flood, the namesake of The Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity and Opportunity (Flood Center), is an educational trailblazer, who served as a teacher and principal before being tasked with helping desegregate schools in North Carolina. He was also a coach, a role that taught him how to take hits and keep going, a measure […]

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Cook Center Director Sandy Darity Named AEA 2024 Distinguished Fellow

The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University is excited to announce its founding director, William A. “Sandy” Darity, Jr., has been named a 2024 Distinguished Fellow by the American Economic Association (AEA).

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Register Today: Fall 2024 Cook Center Courses Available at Duke University

The Cook Center is offering two courses during the fall 2024 semester, including “History of Inequality” and “Environmental Justice: Unearthing Disparities, Building Equity”. Students can register now through Duke’s Add/Drop period, ending 9/6.