When many of us think of the idea of “race,” blackness comes to mind. This week, graduate students enrolled in my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” class will be pushed to think about whiteness and moreover, the way in which we find meaning in the tensions between whiteness and womanhood. Our readings are… Continue reading city of (white) women
My graduate students and I are in antebellum New York and Harlem circa the 1920s and 1930s next week. This watercolor receives inspiration from the readings and an old piece of writing I recently picked back up.
Tomorrow I meet some of my grad students in “Gender, Race and Urban Space” for the first time. Some of them I will see for the second time (we had a quick meeting before the semester began because of my out-of-town talk during the first week of school). Writings by Gilbert Osofsky, Thomas Bender, Hazel… Continue reading perception
Loving my final playlist for my Gender, Race and (Urban) Space Spring 2019 course.
And just like that there she was…Auntie Congresswoman Maxine “Reclaiming My Time” Waters. I saw her last night at Birmingham’s airport. She’s in Alabama partly for the Jubilee in Selma. I shall travel there to participate in a tribute to the historic walk, once remembered by my late former father in law Grant Green, the… Continue reading musings
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
I promised photos from the Alma Thomas exhibit at the Studio Museum of Harlem and other images. They now appear in my crudely put together slideshow. As time goes on, I am realizing these slideshows and often the blog posts are postcards to myself as I rarely have time to make scrapbooks, but I… Continue reading Alma Thomas exhibit and Harlem