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Editor's note: What is Bridging the Gap?

(11/06/20 8:26am)

Bridging the Gap is a commentary on race, gender and marginalization at Duke and beyond. It takes the form of a series of conversations with Duke’s diverse student body, discussing their experiences navigating identity, discrimination, tokenism and more at an institution where, at times, they face the sort of systemic aggressions our nation is protesting against today.













‘There’s a lot to be done:’ Nicholas School grad analyzes the black experience in environmental spaces

(09/25/19 7:08am)

Danielle Purifoy, Graduate School ‘18, is a Carolina postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who studies the racial politics of modern segregation in black communities across the South. The Chronicle spoke with Purifoy about racial diversity in environmental academia, her experience working in racial environmental justice and her lived experience as a woman of color in environmental academic spaces.


Primatologist at Duke wins lifetime award for decades of work studying baboons

(09/25/19 6:57am)

Susan Alberts, Robert F. Durden professor of biology at Duke and the Chair of Evolutionary Anthropology, has recently received the 2019 Distinguished Primatologist Award from the American Society of Primatologists. A behavioral ecologist and evolutionary biologist by trade, Alberts has dedicated decades of research to the study of the Amboseli baboons, found in the Amboseli basin in southern Kenya. The Chronicle spoke with Alberts about the intricacies of her work, what it means for understanding human behavior and what receiving such an award means to her. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.