Moses Shumow (PhD University of Miami) was an associate professor of Journalism and Media at Florida International University.
He is co-author of “News, Neoliberalism, and Miami’s Fragmented Urban Space” (Lexington Books) on Miami’s racial, ethnic and class informational divide, and his research on media, geography, migration, race, and development has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Journalism, Journalism Studies, Media, Culture & Society, and Journal of Urban Affairs. Dr. Shumow is the director of “Liberty Square: Power, History and Race in Miami,” a documentary focused on a historic housing development as a critical commentary on the history of race and power in Miami. In 2016, he was named a member of the “Next Generation of Dreamers” by The Miami Times, South Florida’s oldest newspaper representing the information and news interests of the black community.
Prior to embarking on a career in academia, Dr. Shumow spent a decade working in documentary filmmaking, playing key production roles in nationally-broadcast programs on Discovery, History Channel, American Experience, and Frontline, as well as stand-alone programming for PBS. Dr. Shumow was named to the inaugural group of research fellows at the Miami Urban Futures Institute, where he was examining the impact of climate gentrification and media coverage on communities most vulnerable to sea level rise in Miami.
Unfortunately, Dr. Shumow died in 2019 in a tragic bicycling accident. We honor his memory through our continued work.