Center for African and African American Research (CAAAR)

The Center is consciously interdisciplinary — encompassing all of the humanities and the social sciences — and international, embracing Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Europe, and Asia. CAAAR supports initiatives by students, faculty, and other professionals in the Duke community, while encouraging collaborations with scholars and professionals worldwide.

Faculty Fellows

The Learning Innovation Faculty Fellows program provides semester- or year-long support and development for a group of faculty working together to incorporate new and innovative pedagogies into the curriculum of a program or department. The Fellowship is open to groups of five or more full-time Duke faculty. Each faculty participant receives $500 per semester, and the group receives extensive consulting from our expert staff.


A useful tool to find other faculty who share a particular intellectual interest.

The Duke Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity

The Duke Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity is a scholarly collaborative engaged in the study of the causes and consequences of inequality and in the assessment and redesign of remedies for inequality and its adverse effects. Concerned with the economic, political, social and cultural dimensions of uneven and inequitable access to resources, opportunity and capabilities, Cook Center researchers take a cross-national comparative approach to the study of human difference and disparity.

Visit a Classroom

Provided by Duke Learning Innovation, the Visit a Classroom program provides Duke faculty with an opportunity to observe their colleagues teaching in their classrooms. Three faculty participants observe at least one class taught by each faculty member in the group to get ideas to enhance their own teaching and classroom experience.