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Larry M. Gant

Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Professor of Art and Design, School of Art and Design

Larry M. Gant’s current work focuses on neighborhood-level change efforts in the Detroit and surrounding metropolitan areas. The co-operative work incorporates strategies and tactics inspired by collaborations with research colleagues sharing historical, social and political lessons learned from medieval postwar and postindustrial cities including Berlin, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Krakow, and Warsaw. Particular practice interests include the continued reinvention and recreation of legacy spaces within these cities, lessons learned from the EU's experience of mass migrations between 2015 to date, community resident survival and growth in resisting and transforming structured gentrification initiatives, and implications of continuing debate regarding current and future representations of conflict memorials, and their legacies and histories for Detroit’s historical landscape.

Gant’s neighborhood-based prevention and promotion related work and research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and numerous private foundations.

Research Interests/Focus

Program evaluation, social action, community-based health programs, mezzo practice and social planning; public health social work, international social work, arts-based community development, health disparities emerging from syndemic-structural interactions, e.g. HIV/AIDS, poverty, violence-related PTSD, and impoverished care access.

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Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Professor of Art and Design, School of Art and Design

Education

Year Degree   School
1986 PhD Social Work and Social Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1985 MA Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1981 MSW Social Work University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1979 AB Psychology University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Websites

Skillman Technical Assistance Center
Year Description
2018 Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Gilbert Whitaker Fund
2011 Faculty Associate, Center for Global Health, University of Michigan
2009 Inaugural Distinguished Diversity Scholarship and Engagement Award, National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), University of Michigan.
2006 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award, University of Michigan
2006 Nominee for the National 2006 Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning, University of Michigan
2004 Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning Outstanding Faculty Member Award, University of Michigan
2002 Computerworld Honors Program for contributions in Information Technology (EZLink Program), University of Michigan Laureate

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