refuge · rest

sewsa moments and beyond

The Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA) meeting in Oxford, Mississippi,  was absolutely wonderful. I feel more comfortable about my ongoing interest in Zora Neale Hurston’s time in Miami during the winter and spring of 1950 as presented in paper shared there last week.   I also feel encouraged after meeting so many scholars, among them… Continue reading sewsa moments and beyond

American History · womanhood

scarlett’s sisters and more

Amazing day with an amazing class. We took up Anya Jabour’s study on the way in which young elite white women in our antebellum past disrupted expectations especially during the Civil War. Time away from home at school permitted some of them to think deeply about the changing world around them that included them. Although… Continue reading scarlett’s sisters and more

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

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