Marilyn Gittell Activist Scholar Award

Old Havana

Learning About Cuba Through Cuban Eyes

In the wake of him earning the UAA-SAGE Marilyn Gittell Award for Activist Scholars, we present Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.’s discussion of how he got involved in chronicling Cuba and what his time in Havana taught him about his home of Buffalo and about other American cities.

1 year ago
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Henry Louis Taylor Jr

Reflections of an Activist Scholar: Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.

The University at Buffalo’s Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.’s’s role as an activist, as a scholar (“I am an activist turned scholar, not a scholar turned activist”), an urban planner and an historian, are explored in the wake of him receiving the Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award from the Urban Affairs Association.

1 year ago
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Activists for affordable housing

Nico Calavita’s Incremental Advance to Scholarly Activism

Nico Calavita is, by his own admission, a sort of accidental activist scholar. Now, after a career in which he’s become a recognized expert on the tools and provision of affordable housing, Calavita has been honored with the Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award, sponsored by the Urban Affairs Association and SAGE Publishing.

3 years ago
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Christine Drennon

Five Questions with Scholar/Activist Christine Drennon

Christine Drennon, a Texas geographer whose youth and professional life have given her a front-row seat to see how access and equality play out in American cities, has received the annual Urban Affairs Association award for a scholar/activist.

6 years ago
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