This DukeImmerse semester grew out of a desire to understand the similarities and differences between the American Civil Rights Movement and the anti-apartheid struggles in South Africa. The program combines classroom study with visits to historic sites of resistance and oppression in South Africa, as well as discussions with scholars and activists from both countries. Click here for more information!
Lead faculty: William Chafe, Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History; Karin Shapiro, Visiting Associate Professor of History
Rights and Identities in the Americas is an intensive examination of rights history, thinking and action in the Americas (North and South), with a focus on indigenous peoples, minority communities and contemporary rights struggles. Our sites of study include North Carolina and Chile, including the Mapuche areas south of the capital, Santiago. Place is a key element of our inquiry (reservation vs. private land, museums, community centers and churches) and we will also incorporate indigenous leaders, activists, community leaders and artists and teachers into interactions with students. Click here for more information!
Lead Faculty: Robin Kirk, Faculty Co-Chair of the Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute; Robert Korstad, Professor of Public Policy and History; Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, Director of NC Latin American Film Festival