Corinna Moebius, PhD
Dr. Moebius teaches at Florida International University (FIU). She is working on a book based on her Ph.D. dissertation, which explores the role of global white supremacy on the development of Little Havana’s Calle Ocho arts district. She is creating a digital project highlighting Little Havana’s little-known black history. Before COVID-19, she led walking tours that promoted critical thinking about the role of the built environment on racial narratives and practices.
In the past decade, she has become widely recognized for her civic leadership in Little Havana. She co-authored A History of Little Havana, a “people’s history” of the neighborhood, and has organized numerous efforts aimed at building civic engagement and ensuring equitable development in the gentrifying neighborhood. PBS featured her in its Women Who Lead series, as did the National Trust for Historic Preservation in its Little Havana Me Importa exhibit. Calle Ocho magazine made her an inaugural recipient of its Community Champion Awards.
Corinna holds a Ph.D. in Global & Sociocultural Studies from FIU with Graduate Certificates in Afro-Latin American Studies and African and African Diaspora Studies. She holds a certificate in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts’ Summer Institute for Arts Management and is also certified in Permaculture. She is a former fellow with the University of Miami’s Cuban Heritage Collection and the Smithsonian’s Latino Museum Studies Program.
To find out more information about Corinna, visit her website: www.bordercross.com