Karen Jean Hunt

Librarian for African Studies and African American Studies

234 Bostock Library
Durham, NC  27708
Phone: +1-919-660-5930
Fax: +1 919 668 3134

As the subject specialist for African Studies and African American Studies, I am the library liaison to the Department of African and African American Studies and the Duke University Center for African and African American Research.  I select all types of materials for the library (print, electronic, and visual) and I am currently developing collection polices for Africa – China Relations, African Foodways, and Afro-Caribbean History and Culture. 

Background:

M.I.L.S. in Library Studies from the University of Michigan (1993), M.A. in U.S. History from Wright State University (1989), and B.A. in English/Creative Writing from California State University Long Beach (1983). An avid traveler, I’ve lived overseas while serving in the United States Air Force (1975-80) and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya, East Africa (1986-1988). I enjoy blogging about my travel adventures and volunteering for both the Sundance Film Festival and the American Red Cross. 

Selected Publications:

"Slave Women in the American West." Daina R. Berry, ed., Enslaved Females: An Encyclopedia of Daily Life during Slavery in the United States. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2012.  "Chuck Stone." African American National Biography. Edited by Henry Lewis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.  "Sarah Parker Remond." African American National Biography. Edited by Henry Lewis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.   "Alice Woodby McKane." African American National Biography. Edited by Henry Lewis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.  "African American Women in Golf." Black Women in America. Second Edition. Darlene Clark Hine, Editor.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.  "Sarah Parker Remond." African American Lives. Edited by Henry Lewis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.  "Sarah Parker Remond." American National Biography. Edited by Joha A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.