Corinna Moebius, Ph.D. is an urban anthropologist, public historian and critical race scholar-activist. She teaches anthropology at Florida International University, leads educational walking tours of Little Havana, and writes about race and white supremacy, public space and public memory (memorials and commemmorations). She is also known as an expert on Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood.
Corinna’s research explores the role of urban planning and design, heritage tourism, and “spectacles of violence” in constructions of race, racial order and white supremacy. She is co-author of “A History of Little Havana” and is currently working on a book based on her dissertation: a study of the racial politics behind the development of Little Havana’s heritage district.
Corinna is an avid promoter of walking tours that re-examine dominant, taken-for-granted scripts about cities and neighborhoods, as these scripts tend to erase inconvenient truths, marginalize or distort the contributions of people of color, and propagate racial stereotypes. Her Race, Space and Memory website (coming soon) highlights combined digital and place-based “interventions,” including her project “Black Little Havana,” which reveals and highlights black contributions to Little Havana (and Latin America).
Corinna is the former director of Imagine Miami for Catalyst Miami. She earned her Ph.D. in Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University, with Graduate Certificates in African and African Diaspora Studies and Afro-Latin American Studies.