Derek Hyra

Derek Hyra is associate professor and founding director of the Metropolitan Policy Center in the School of Public Affairs at American University. He is completing a forthcoming book on Washington, D.C.’s Shaw/U Street neighborhood, Making the Gilded Ghetto: Race, Class and Politics in the Cappuccino City, which addresses micro-level segregation and political and cultural displacement in this racially diverse, mixed-income neighborhood. Additionally, he edited (with Sabiyha Prince) Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, D.C., and authored The New Urban Renewal: The Economic Transformation of Harlem and Bronzeville.

Derek Hyra is associate professor and founding director of the Metropolitan Policy Center in the School of Public Affairs at American University. He is completing a forthcoming book on Washington, D.C.’s Shaw/U Street neighborhood, Making the Gilded Ghetto: Race, Class and Politics in the Cappuccino City, which addresses micro-level segregation and political and cultural displacement in this racially diverse, mixed-income neighborhood. Additionally, he edited (with Sabiyha Prince) Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, D.C., and authored The New Urban Renewal: The Economic Transformation of Harlem and Bronzeville.

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