Security comes from strong communities, not border walls

Thursday, March 2, 2017
“Do you lock your house at night?” That was how Luke, a 19-year-old community college student I’d hired to work with me on a home improvement project, responded when he heard that I wrote a book about the U.S.-Mexico border. His point was that a border without a wall is akin to an unlocked home... Read More »
Two Trinity Faculty Members Receive NEH Grant

Two Trinity Faculty Members Receive NEH Grant

Thursday, February 16, 2017
By Duke Today Staff The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded two grant fellowships to Duke University faculty members for their respective work in humanities-based advanced research programs —one focusing on post-apartheid mobility, while the other is digital... Read More »

With HB2, what it's like to be gender-fluid me in NC

Friday, May 20, 2016
Cultural anthropology major Cole Wicker has editorial in The News and Observer newspaper.     

A Togo Model for Student-Led Development Projects: Duke Engage students tackle development in West Africa in new Duke Press book

Thursday, May 5, 2016
After decades of seeing close-up the desultory record of Western technology-based development projects in West Africa, cultural anthropologist Charles Piot tells his students to take a different approach: Start by exploring the culture and be prepared to fail at first. Now after several years of... Read More »

Harris Solomon is the recipient of the Robert Cox teaching award, the highest award Duke offers for teaching

Sunday, May 1, 2016
This Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award is one of four that recognizes truly outstanding teaching in the College. Recipients are selected on the basis of their ability to encourage intellectual excitement and curiosity in students, knowledge of a field and ability to communicate it,... Read More »

Cultural Anthropology major Carlton Lawrence T'15 has been named a Fulbright Scholar

Monday, February 22, 2016
For the 12th straight year, Duke University is one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars, with 12 students awarded the latest scholarships, the U.S. Department of State announced Monday. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange... Read More »

Duke's Eric Oberstein Picks Up Two Grammy Nominations

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Eric Oberstein is back in the Grammy News.  The Duke alumnus and associate director of Duke Performances, who doubles as a music producer, received two nominations this week for his work with Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and their album “Cuba: The Conversation Continues... Read More »

Anne-Maria Makhulu Discusses New Book on "Left of Black"

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
"Left of Black" host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Anne-Maria Makhulu to discuss her latest book, “Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics, and the Struggle for Home”.  Makhulu is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University... Read More »

Professor Starn's new on-line course available

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Duke Cultural Anthropology Professor Orin Starn’s new on-line course, “Sports and Society,” has just gone live through Coursera.  The original version of the course drew more than 45,000 students, and this is a new version with more lectures.   The lectures and readings are free... Read More »

"An Open Letter of Love" to Our Students

Friday, November 20, 2015
Inspired by the events on Duke’s campus, and Rae Paris’ “An Open Letter of Love to Black Students,” the Department of Cultural Anthropoloy collectively authored an open letter to mark its solidarity with calls for fuller accountability on matters of social justice at Duke.  "We're writing... Read More »