Exclusion and Space in Washington, DC

Gentrification in Washington, DC has been the subject of considerable public debate after new Census data revealed in 2011 that the city’s black population would fall below 50 percent for the first time in over 50 years. This ongoing research analyzes ethnographic field observations, geographic mapping, and in-depth interviews to investigate the neighborhood terrain of those demographic changes, with particular attention to the sites and spaces where race, class, and gender exclusion is produced and reinforced.