Gustavo Silva Co-founds Duke Black Think Tank
Assistant Professor Gustavo Silva has joined with other junior faculty to establish the Duke Black Think Tank (BTT), with a view to supporting Black faculty, reaching out to Black students and staff, and fostering a more inclusive environment at Duke. Gustavo and his colleagues hope to encourage multidisciplinary collaborations uniting BTT faculty. The first project is "Bahia, Brazil and the US South: Race, Genetics, and Culture in the African Diaspora," whose goal is "to illuminate how two racially and culturally distinct societies were formed despite relying for centuries on African slavery as the primary driver of their economy."
We look forward to reading the results!