Racial Equity Resources

Dear Duke Faculty,

The Office for Faculty Advancement is committed to advancing equity for all members of the Duke community. Equity is a core value that drives our mission to advance and strengthen academic excellence. Equity work is not distinct from the rest of our efforts; rather, it weaves itself into all of our initiatives. A truly equitable academic environment is required for the success of all faculty and is necessary to carry out Duke’s academic mission of education, research, and engagement.

Abbas Benmamoun, Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

Event and Workshop Videos

Signature Events

  • Living While Black: In June 2020, Duke Faculty Advancement held an online event with a distinguished group of speakers from our Black community at Duke. Faculty scholars discussed the background, dimensions and impact of racism and racist policies and structures. Students and staff shared their perspectives and insights. We also discussed actionable steps to move forward. This was a first step to fully engage all members of our community to consider new ways to advance Duke’s goals toward achieving racial justice and equity. Watch the videos: Session 1: How Did We Get Here?; Session 2: Being Black in America; Session 3: Being Black at Duke; and Session 4: How Do We Move Forward?
  • The History of Violence Against Asian Americans: Moderated by Nayoung Aimee Kwon, a panel discussion featured presentations on the historical context of anti-Asian violence from Eileen Chow, Esther Kim Lee and Susan Thananopavarn. The March 2021 event attracted more than 670 Duke faculty, staff and students. Watch the video (Duke NetID required) and read the article.



Educational Opportunities