Florida / Michigan and the Popular Mind

As I contemplate my move to Michigan State University, my approach to scholarship and teaching will remain shaped by the work done at Rollins College.  It struck me that I'm moving from one peninsula to another with this move. I'm moving from a state and city that helped to define the Sunbelt transformation to region that defines the Rustbelt loss and hoped for renewed promise.  It crazy to revisit this conversation from 2012.