mapping compexity in & outside classrooms

    I look forward to today’s conversation with graduate students in my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” course. We will take up excerpts from W.E.B. DuBois’ 1899 study on African American life in Philadelphia, excerpts from St. Clair Drake and  Horace R. Cayton’s 1945 study on Chicago and Gilbert Osofsky’s 1968 essay on the… Continue reading mapping compexity in & outside classrooms

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thank you, Cincinnati’s NPR affiliate WVXU

Today I stumbled upon a radio interview I did two weeks ago with a book club for a Cincinnati NPR affiliate. Save saying $2.2 million instead of $200K, I am pleased with how it went. Thank you again, Cherise Fisher for pushing me in 2001 to leave NYC for grad school and finding “real women” in… Continue reading thank you, Cincinnati’s NPR affiliate WVXU


on not fully formed thoughts and “Formation”

Many have already had much to say about Beyonce’s latest video “Formation.” Amii McKendrick, a sorority sister and dear friend from Miami, said via Facebook last night that there “are many dissertations and symposiums in it” (she likes to lure me into conversations. I mostly stay quiet. This morning, she shared an impressive posting by… Continue reading on not fully formed thoughts and “Formation”