miami · Zora Neale Hurston

ASWAD paper on Zora in Williamsburg

So excited to see the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) program. My paper on Zora Neale Hurston’s time in Florida from December 1949 through the summer od 1950 will be read at 10:15am-12pm November 6 in Piedmont Room B, Williamsburg Lodge. Hurricane Dorian is reminding me of her surviving a… Continue reading ASWAD paper on Zora in Williamsburg

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”