African American History · miami

history and complexities of home ownership in Miami

  This week’s reading for my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” course touches close to home. Indeed, it is about my home. Home as in South Florida. Home as in Miami. Home as in the houses in which I grew up. Whether looking sharp and well-maintained, or in need of extra care, a home tells… Continue reading history and complexities of home ownership in Miami

American History · Native Americans

dream caught

Yesterday I invited students enrolled in my “American Civilization to 1865” class to make what I call “dream caughts” instead of dreamcatchers, the handmade hoops that some Native Americans created, for among other things, protection. The idea behind this assignment was to have fun, but also be thoughtful about the lives of indigenous people. My… Continue reading dream caught

art · urban

Work on Paul Jones Museum curated exhibit begins

Students enrolled in my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” course made their way over to the Mary Harmon Bryant building on our campus to see the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art. They are curating an exhibit for the University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences’ newly designated Paul R. Jones Museum in… Continue reading Work on Paul Jones Museum curated exhibit begins

National Championship · University of Alabama

we did it – Roll Tide!

A sixth championship for Nick Saban. I’ve been at Alabama for six years, five on the tenure track. You’re spoiling me, Coach! Congrats! Way to go, Tua, our back up quarterback, and all best to Jalen, our first quarterback, for being so gracious and supportive. And still thinking about Da’ron Payne at the Sugar Bowl.… Continue reading we did it – Roll Tide!