Police violence and mass incarcerations, the COVID pandemic and systemic health inequities, mounting climate catastrophes amidst slow, everyday ecological damage (manifesting most recently in the water crisis in Jackson, MS): the news and events of the past years have laid bare the entanglements of race, health, and climate in the most pressing problems of our times. The Entanglement Project addresses the historical, cultural and political shifts in the understanding of these three concepts, particularly in formulations of “grand challenges” and their policy solutions, while also looking to other forms of futurity, other innovations in “learning to live” that emerge in literature, philosophy, and the arts.
The Entanglement Project is comprised of three strands, each convened by a Duke faculty member:
- Climate Change, Decolonization, and Global Blackness | Michaeline Crichlow, Professor of African and African American Studies
- Ecologies of Knowledges | Felwine Sarr, Anne-Marie Bryan Distinguished Professor of French and Francophone Studies
- Strange Life | Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Distinguished Professor of English