GSS PROFESSOR ENGAGES STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY

The "Little Haiti Confronts Gentrification" photography project has been a collaborative initiative involving faculty and students from the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies, FIU Photography/Department of Art & Art History, and Miami-Dade College (Wolfson Campus) Photography/Department of Arts & Philosophy. The project has been funded by the FIU/MDC Humanities Edge grant program.

The project additionally involves collaboration with Little Haiti's Family Action Network Movement (FANM); the Community Justice Project (an organization of social movement lawyers); the office of State Senator Jason Pizzo; Legal Services of Greater Miami; and the residents association of the Soar Park mobile homes. It is part of Dr. Tardanico's larger research project on the politico-spatial economy of household coping in Little Haiti, funded by the Community Justice Project and in collaboration with the above organizations as well as others.

FIU undergraduates have served for-credit internships as part of the research project: for survey questionnaire construction, U.S. Census data analysis, GIS mapping, fieldwork, and work with FANM/Little Haiti. There will be many more such opportunities once we transcend the Covid-19 interruption. Looking forward to future internship collaborations!

See their work here:https://vimeo.com/407678089