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.
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.
|(734) email@example.com||2620A SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|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|
|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|
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106