By Delinda C Swanson on 8/10/2016 12:55 PM

Dr. Anna Brand has been awarded an Emerging Scholar Fellowship in Race and Gender in the Built Environment of the American City from the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin.  During this nine-month fellowship, Dr. Brand will continue her research on black meccas in the 21st century, bringing a new focus to her work by incorporating Houston's 3rd and 4th Wards and Washington D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood into her comparative research in the American North and South.  Additionally, she will expand her research on New Orlean's Treme and 7th War neighborhoods through a new focus on gender and the built environment.  Through this lens, Dr. Brand will examine the historically gendered construction of property ownership and the gendered and racialized construction and redevelopment of New Orlean's historic red light district.