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Cook Center Director Sandy Darity Named AEA 2024 Distinguished Fellow

DURHAM, N.C. β€” The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University is excited to announce its founding director, William A. β€œSandy” 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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Founding Director William A. Darity Jr. speaks about Juneteenth and its significance to Connecticut Public Radio

While many Black Americans have been celebrating Juneteenth since 1865, the holiday has often…

Juneteenth and Beyond: the Historical Context on Inequality in North Carolina

By: Rachel Ruff At the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke…

Cook Center Collaborators Publish Paper on Growing U.S. Racial Wealth Gap

Three collaborators at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center for Social Equity at Duke University…

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Cook Center Course on Gender and Development Inspires Rigorous Inquiry and Personal Growth

By: Rachel Ruff Durham, NC – This April at Duke University’s Levine Science Research…

Associate Director Keisha Bentley-Edwards Publishes Paper on Infectious Disease Transmission in a Small Community

Cook Center Associate Director of Research, Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards, has co-authored a research article…

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Faculty Affiliate Sarah Gaither Publishes Paper on College Roommate Assignments & Surprise Friendships

Faculty Affiliate Sarah Elizabeth Gaither, PhD, the Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate…

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Visiting Faculty Monica Garcia-Perez is Guest Editor in May 2024 Special Issue of American Journal of Health Economics

Visiting Faculty Monica Garcia-Perez, PhD, is the Guest Editor of the May 2024 special…

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Faculty Affiliate Loneke Blackmann Carr’s Paper on Re-Imagining Weight Loss in Black Women Now Available Online

Faculty Affiliate Loneke Blackmann Carr, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences…

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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