About Us

The Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity (DCORE) is an interdisciplinary association of centers, working groups, and scholars who are researching and writing about the cultural, political, legal, and social dimensions and consequences of racial and ethnic identities. Our scholars pursue projects that create original synergies across various fields of inquiry at Duke and beyond. DCORE seeks to help society to better understand and evaluate which institutional, ethical, and legal processes and which social policies and norms are most likely to promote equity across all domains of human interactions.

We examine the mechanisms and narratives that establish and sustain patterns of conduct across peoples, cultures, and political boundaries; the construction of identities; patterns of inclusion in or exclusion from preferred positions and statuses; and cultural products and vernacular expressions.


Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship
Center for Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences
Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics

Institutes and Fellowship Opportunities

Summer Institute on Tenure & Professional Advancement