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How I Roll: The Nuts and Bolts of Roller Derby

October 24, 2018

  Those of us who didn’t grow up playing roller derby may know the sport from pop culture references that portray derby girls as bruised-up, fishnet-wearing rockabilly queens who touch up their lipstick after punching you in the face. more

Philippe Lançon Writing in the Wake of Charlie Hebdo

October 16, 2018

  Reporter and critic Philippe Lançon recently published a book about surviving the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris. Part chronicle, part essay, Le Lambeau [Shreds] details all he went through undergoing facial reconstruction during 2015, from... more

Nine Weeks of Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom

October 12, 2018

Exhibition pieces by Clara Morera (left), Leonardo Benzant (center left), Asser Saint-Val (center right), and Nina Angela Mercer (right). PHOTO ABOVE © HOANG NGUYEN, MFAEDA20G     For months, we at the Forum for Scholars and Publics... more

A View of Haiti From the American South

October 3, 2018

Aasha Henderson is a rising sophomore from Louisiana. She is an aspiring world traveler and lifelong learner. Aasha plans on attending medical school upon graduating from Duke and using her medical background to practice and advocate for public... more

There and Back Again: Haitian Children in Detention Camps

August 5, 2018

Sanha Lim is student from Chicago currently studying computer science and journalism at Duke University (T'21). His passion is in telling stories, and he loves discovering something special in the mundane. In his spare time, he fences, browses... more

Print Culture and Resistance Among Cuban Refugees at Guantánamo Bay

July 22, 2018

Alyssa Perez is a rising junior in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University, where she is majoring in History and minoring in Global Health. Alyssa was born in Miami, Florida, and as the granddaughter of Cuban refugees has always... more

Listening for Surrealist Ethnography | Eugene Chadbourne's Dreamory

May 1, 2018

On November 17, 2017, Jay Hammond and the Forum for Scholars and Publics hosted a reading and performance by Eugene Chadbourne and friends. Chadbourne kicked off the event by reading passages from his tome Dreamory and was joined on stage by... more

Duke Performances | Black Atlantic

March 22, 2018

The music of the Black Atlantic is our global soundtrack.

How Jonathan Demme Walked the Walk in Haiti - a reflection by Laura Wagner

May 5, 2017

Our colleague Laura Wagner recently published this reflection on Jonathan Demme's passion for Haiti and his friendship with the founder of Radio Haïti-Inter, Jean Dominique. Radio Haiti Lives was one of the first projects of the FSP, and the... more


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