FullSizeRenderGLORIA HOUSE, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Humanities and African American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Associate Professor Emerita in Interdisciplinary Studies at Wayne State University.  She is the former Director of African American Studies at UM-Dearborn. As an educator and cultural worker, Dr. House has traveled widely – to Europe, the former Soviet Union, China, Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Since her work as a SNCC field secretary in Lowndes County, Alabama in the 1960s, she has been an organizer in many human rights efforts, community development projects in Detroit, and international solidarity causes. Her publications include three collections of poetry, a book on spatial politics, Tower and Dungeon:  A Study of Place and Power in American Culture, and Home Sweet Sanctuary, a study of Idlewild, Michigan, an historic African American settlement.  An essay documenting her experience in the Southern movement is included in Hands on the Freedom Plow:  Personal Accounts of Women in SNCC, University of Illinois Press, 2010.