GRID research, education, and engagement activities attract national and international attention. You will find us in the news that highlights our work and special events.
Duke Center on Truth Racial Healing and Transformation
Duke University is among 10 institutions nationwide selected as sites for new campus centers devoted to racial healing and transformation, the Association. Read more.
Duke’s GRID Program Sponsors Conversations at State Museum of Natural Sciences
While conversations on race very often have a focus on human differences, a Duke academic program is helping a state museum turn the topic on its head and instead explore how we are so similar. Read More.
What is in Your Gene Wallet?
As part of the speaker series for the featured exhibition, “RACE: Are We So Different?” Charmaine Royal led a conversation about DNA testing and race at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Watch the video on the Science Café’s Event Post
WRAL News special: Race – Are we so different?
As Scientists, historians, young and old talk about race in American society, this WRAL News special presented by Scott Mason and featuring Dr. Joseph Graves approaches race from many directions and asks a question that includes many voices in search of an answer; Race Are We so Different? Watch the video
Genetic Testing Raises New Questions About Race
Frank Stasio host of The State of Things talks with Glen Fisher, financial aid advisor at Durham Technical Community College, who took a DNA ancestry test, and Charmaine Royal, Director of the Duke Center on Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference. Listen to the podcast here.
The accompanying panel features Rick Kittles, leader of African Ancestry and the Director of the Center for Population Genetics at the University of Arizona, Karla FC Holloway, James B. Duke Professor of English who also holds appointments at Duke Law School, and Alondra Nelson, Professor in the Department of Sociology and Dean of Social Science at Columbia University as well as GRID Director Charmaine Royal.
Moving Beyond Race-Based Drugs
Charmaine Royal and colleagues question the use of race in precision medicine In a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In this perspective piece featured in Duke Today, they tackle race as a common factor in prescribing, and how race has become a shorthand for biology when treating disease.
Racializing Contemporary Clandestine Migration Strategies in Europe
As part of the European Cultural Foundation’s Ideacamp in Botkyrka Sweden, Jayne O. Ifekwunigwe delivered a keynote Ideatalk entitled “When Commoning Strategies Travel.” By placing race at the center of her analysis, she argued for more nuanced policies that recognize how contemporary clandestine migration strategies in Europe are often both communal and improvised. Watch the video or read about it here.