Former Visiting Fellow John D. French (Spring ’07) is a professor of history and African American studies at Duke University. After an intensive masters-level mini-course in Rio on “Class, Race, and Color in 20th-Century Black Activism,” he served on the Executive Committee of the Duke Graduate School, co-coordinated an October 2009 Latin American Labor History Conference “In First Person: Biography and History in Latin America,” and presented papers at conferences in Leipzig, Germany and Campinas Brazil.