Mia Charlene White is a doctoral candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, where she studies urban and political sociology. She is a National Science Foundation Predissertation Fellow and a Ford Foundation Minority Predissertation Fellow. Prior to returning to school, Mia's work focused on gender, race and post-Katrina redevelopment. She is generally interested in the socio-spatial aspects of solidarity, identity, and citizenship.