marilyn miller thomas-houston, Convening Organizer
thomas-houston is the author of "Stony the Road" to Change: Black Mississippians and the Culture of Social Relations (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and co-editor with Mark Schuller of Homing Devices: The Poor as Targets of Public Housing Policy and Practice (Lexington Books, 2006). A multi-disciplinary trained scholar, Associate Professor thomas-houston teaches African American Studies and Visual Anthropology at the University of Florida. She is the director-producer of several ethnographic films on Black life and history. Her most recently completed project is a two-part documentary, From These Roots, on Black basketmaking in Nova Scotia, Canada - a family tradition that found its way north through refugees from the War of 1812 and has been sustained for almost two centuries. Much of her "social responsibility" is practiced through her not-for-profit organization, For My People Productions, Inc. thomas-houston is also one of the original members of the eBlack Studies Consortium and co-Editor with Daryl Michael Scott of a new multimedia peer-reviewed journal, Fire!!!: The Multimedia Journal of Black Studies.