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Cook Center Director Sandy Darity Named AEA 2024 Distinguished Fellow

DURHAM, N.C. — 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). Darity, the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University, is one of just four scholars…


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Faculty Affiliate Lisa Gennetian publishes paper in Nature on cash transfers to low-income households

Faculty Affiliate Dr. Lisa Gennetian published a paper in Nature that studies the effects…

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Founding Director William A. Darity recognized as Duke Centennial Trailblazer

Dr. William A. Darity, Cook Center Founding Director and Samuel DuBois Cook Distinguished Professor…

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Faculty Affiliate Sarah Gaither Discusses Impact of Random Roommate Assignments on Opinion Science Podcast

Faculty Affiliate Dr. Sarah Gaither was recently interviewed on the Opinion Science Podcast about…

Faculty Affiliate Fenaba R. Addo quoted in Duke News and The Charlotte Post on recent research

Faculty Affiliate Dr. Fenaba R. Addo, Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University…

Research Affiliate Eric Griffith publishes paper Linking religious service attendance to lower ADRD rates in Black Americans

Research Affiliate Dr. Eric Griffith published a paper on the relation between religion/spirituality and…

Cook Center research featured in Op-Ed on the Racial Wealth Gap

Cook Center research was featured in Op-Ed on the Racial Wealth Gap. Senior…

Sandy Darity, Kirsten Mullen, and the front cover to the book "The Black Reparations Project"

Founding Director William “Sandy” Darity Interviewed by WUNC on Black Reparations Project

Cook Center Founding Director William A. “Sandy” Darity, Jr., along with writer A. Kirsten…

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Founding Director William A. Darity Jr. quoted in Richmond Free Press

Dr. Darity was quoted in the Richmond Free Press about the failure of Reconstruction…

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Hank and Billye Suber Young Scholars Spring 2024 Writing Workshop

Add/Drop Period Ends for Spring 2024 Cook Center courses at Duke University

Howard University’s AEA Summer 2024 Training Program for Economics Undergraduates Application Deadline

Inaugural Jerome M. Culp, Jr. Critical Theory Lecture with Duke Law

Let’s Talk Racism Conference at North Carolina Central University, 3/15-3/16

Proposals Due for Advancing Black Intellectualism Conference (Virtual), Open to Undergraduates, Graduate Students, Faculty and Practitioners

Out of Many, One: Reflections on Race and Language (Conversation in Rubenstein Library, 3:30pm)

Young Scholars Application for Summer 2024 Program Open Now Through 3/31

Register for Fall ’24 Cook Center courses now through 4/11

Webinar, 4/25 at 12pm EST – Doing Latinx Studies as a Stratification Economist: A Case Study of the Mariel Boatlift, presented by Dr. Stephan Lefebvre

Advancing Black Intellectualism Conference (Virtual Opportunity), 5/16-5/17

NGIN Cityscapes Summit on economic development in Durham, NC featuring speaker William Darity, 5/15-5/17

Building Inclusion into Research: Language Matters (Virtual Duke Research Town Hall)

Proposals Due for 2024 Color of Education Summit

Sixth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Social Inequality, 9/3-9/5

Enroll in Fall ’24 Cook Center courses now through 9/6 (Drop/Add period)

“Behind the Data: Quantitative Approaches in Interdisciplinary Racism Research” Conference in Bayreuth, Germany featuring speaker William Darity, 10/23-10/25