Office of the Dean
Valerie S. Ashby, Ph.D., Dean of Trinity College

Announcing the 2017 Celebrations of Black Faculty Scholarship in Duke's Trinity College

February 20, 2017

Dear Faculty & Staff,

I am pleased to announce that in 2017, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences will celebrate 50 years of Black faculty scholarship. Over the year, we will post videos and profiles on-line to commemorate this milestone in our shared history.

Planned Events

Samuel DuBois Cook Society Dinner

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Washington Duke Inn
Featuring a special tribute to the late Professor Raymond Gavins.

Mark Anthony NealInaugural Trinity Distinguished Lecture

Featuring Professor Mark Anthony Neal, African & African American Studies
Thursday, May 4, 2017
By delving into such topics as hip-hop music and gender relations within African American culture, urban sociology, black masculinity, and queer theory, Mark Anthony Neal challenges audiences to engage with the ideologies of black popular culture. He seeks to understand how the music, television, film and literature of African diaspora cultures impact the societal and cultural norms of the United States and around the world.  Neal is the founder and managing editor of the blog NewBlackMan (in Exile) and he hosts the weekly web cast Left of Black.

Black Faculty Welcome Reception

Thursday, August 30, 2017 | Doris Duke Center Gardens
Valerie S. Ashby
Dean, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Celebrating 50 Years of Black Faculty Scholarship