LeeAnn Lands

LeeAnn Lands

LeeAnn Lands is associate professor of history and American studies. Her research focuses on U.S….

Georgia (May 20, 2010) — LeeAnn Lands is associate professor of history and American studies. Her research focuses on U.S. urban history and geography; housing segregation and inequality; grassroots social justice movements; cultural landscapes and community formation. She has developed several research and interpretive projects in collaboration with local communities and organizations, including her current multi-year partnership investigating neighborhood organizing in Atlanta’s Peoplestown community; a radio documentary on the history and culture of South Rome, Ga.; and the extensive Summer Hill project, which, with a number of undergraduate researchers, documented and interpreted the history and culture of an historically African-American neighborhood that developed in Cartersville, Ga., in the late 1800s. In 2008, Lands launched a series of housing projects to facilitate and foster undergraduate research, analysis and interpretation of metropolitan housing and cultures. Her most recent book, “Housing Landscapes, Segregation, and the Culture of Property” was published in spring 2009 by University of Georgia Press.  Lands holds a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of History, Technology and Society. 

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