Entries by Catherine Angst

Islam’s influence on the Black Arts Movement

A Duke scholar highlights the prominence of Black Muslim artists in the Black Arts Movement. by Catherine Angst San-Ra’s cacophonous composition for Amiri Baraka’s A Black Mass pulsed through the air on Wednesday, October 2nd, during Professor Ellen McLarney’s lecture, “Black Arts, Black Muslims: Race, Religion, and Culture.” “Interestingly, people think of Muslims as against art […]

Walking the Campus with Father Mike

This article originally appeared on the Duke Global blog. A priest discusses how his service at Duke has deepened his faith. -By Duke Global staff Duke students call something forth in me, said Father Michael Martin, better known as Father Mike, at a Wednesdays at the Center event on Sept. 18.   “I thought I had grown […]

Five Ways to Market Your Global Experience

This article was published on the Duke Global website on August 28, 2019 (LINK). Duke experts offer advice on how international experience can enhance your career. -By Alexis Owens Global experience could be what sets you apart from others while applying for a job or post-graduate studies. Below, our campus experts outline five ways to […]

The ‘Unseen Power’ of Silenced Black Women During the Civil War

Through her archival work, a Duke historian revives hidden stories of the Civil War era. This article was published on Global Affairs on September 13, 2019 (LINK). By Alexis Owens For Thavolia Glymph, spending days in government archives – searching for one detail – can be worth it to help tell forgotten and dismissed narratives […]

Fall 2019 – Wednesdays at the Center

Wednesdays at the Center (W@TC) is a topical weekly series in which scholars, artists, journalists, and others speak informally about their work in conversation with the audience. This semester the John Hope Franklin Center is proud to collaborate with partners across Duke and throughout the larger academic community to present a discipline diverse series. Join us on […]

Is That All Your Hair?

by Kelley Reardon As part of the Wednesdays at the Center series, the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies welcomed Bibi Gnagno, J.D. for a conversation on her new documentary project, “Is That All Your Hair?”   The John Hope Franklin Center and the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies […]

Crisis in the Andes: Why Venezuela is Different

by Kelley Reardon As part of the Wednesdays at the Center series, Keith Mines to give a lecture named “Crisis in the Andes: Why Venezuela is Different”. Mines currently serves as Director of Andean Affairs in the State Department with responsibility for managing U.S. relations with Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.   The John […]

Visualizing the Muslim Gandhi

by Kelley Reardon As part of the Wednesdays at the Center series, the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies welcomed Tim Dobe, Th.D. and Sumathi Ramaswamy, Ph.D. for a conversation on “Visualizing the Muslim Gandhi.”   The John Hope Franklin Center, Duke India Initiative, and Duke Islamic Center hosted the event, which […]

Deconstructing American Theater’s Great White Way

  by Kelley Reardon As part of the Wednesdays at the Center series, the John Hope Franklin Center welcomed a panel of theater experts to speak about incorporating minorities into American theater. The guests included Sophie Caplin, Onastasia Ebright, JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell, Lulla Kiwinda, Monét Marshall, Dr. Jules Odendahl-James, Maria Zurita Ontiveros, and Casey Pettiford.   […]

Dancing from the Inside/Out

by Kelley Reardon As part of the Wednesday at the Center series, the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies welcomed internationally acclaimed Canadian dancer and choreographer Margie Gillis to give a lecture called “Dancing from the Inside/Out”. The John Hope Franklin Center and the Duke Dance Department co-hosted the event, in which […]