William Darity Jr., the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African & African American Studies and Economics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, was named a visiting scholar for the 2015-16 academic year at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. The Visiting Scholars program, now in its thirtieth year, provides a unique opportunity for scholars to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the foundation. Using data from the National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color, Professor Darity will investigate the factors that drive racial wealth disparities.
Professor Darity is a graduate of Brown University and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is author, co-author or editor of several books including Persistent Disparity: Race and Economic Inequality in the United States Since 1945 (Edward Elgar Publishers, 1998).
Munya Bryn Munochiveyi was promoted to associate professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He also was granted tenure. Dr. Munochiveyi joined the faculty at the college in 2008. He is the author of Prisoners of Rhodesia: Inmates and Detainees in the Struggle for Zimbabwean Liberation, 1960-1980 (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014).
Dr. Munochiveyi is a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe and holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Minnesota.