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Religious studies scholar Anthea Butler discusses racism in American evangelism at UNIV101 webinar

(10/13/21 3:00am)

Religious studies scholar Anthea Butler addressed racism in American evangelism, describing it as a feature and not a bug at Tuesday’s “UNIV101 Presents” webinar entitled “Religion, Race, and the Future of Democracy in America.”





‘You could learn a lot from his perspective’: Duke professor Mathew McCubbins remembered for mentorship, selflessness

(07/23/21 1:34am)

Mathew McCubbins, Ruth F. De Varney professor of political science and professor of law, died July 1 at the age of 64. He is remembered as a game-changer in the field of political science, a deeply engaged scholar and a dedicated mentor.




Dorm room dispatches

(03/22/21 6:39am)

After a spike in COVID-19 cases that administrators attributed to in-person fraternity rush events, Duke issued a weeklong “stay-in-place” order that included a move to online classes, restrictions on when on-campus students could leave their residences and a ban on off-campus students coming to campus except for essential activities. The order ended Sunday at 9 a.m. Here are some moments from a week in lockdown. 


Q&A: Prof. Joseph Winters discusses balance between hope and melancholy in Black literature

(03/01/21 8:15am)

Joseph Winters, Alexander F. Hehmeyer associate professor of religious studies and African and African American studies, is the author of “Hope Draped in Black: Race, Melancholy, and the Agony of Progress”. In the book, Winters explores the Black literary and aesthetic tradition of exploring loss and anguish to challenge beliefs of America’s sustained racial progress.