miami · queer

Miami as “fairyland”

Yesterday’s discussion in my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” class was wonderful. I don’t know if it is because anything related to sports on this campus is bound to be lively.   We thoughtfully juxtaposed Joe Namath, Luther Campbell, Paul “Bear” Bryant and Howard Schnellenberger with the initial rise of the University of Miami football program.… Continue reading Miami as “fairyland”

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The Tide, the U and serendipity

A bit of serendipity this week. The University of Alabama’s head footbal coach Nick Saban is said to be bringing on the University of Miami’s defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski. This week, my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” graduate class will be exploring urban spatial and racial dynamics by making ties between UM’s football program… Continue reading The Tide, the U and serendipity

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