DC History Conference

Check out my video contribution to the 2022 DC History Conference below!

I will also be participating in the “History Network” at the conference. Find me at the MLK Jr. Memorial Library on April 1st from 1pm-3pm! I’ll have books to sell and will be signing and chatting.


Ganges-side, Kolkata. 2002

I’m working on a new project about my relationship to India and have been digging around in old journals and photo albums. Check out more photos that I dug up from long-ago trips on my Instagram.

Kerala. 2004

Sadhu in West Bengal. 2004

Santiniketan, West Bengal, 2004.

Busboys and Poets Books Presents:

On December 1st, 2021, Busboys and Poets hosted a conversation between Helena Andrews and I about the book, the neighborhood and gentrification.

We had such a fantastic conversation. Helena read the book very closely and she pulled at many threads that go beyond what you can find in my book. I was able to talk about why I used oral history, how people of different races experience belonging in the neighborhood and much more.

You can view the conversation here, and read the transcript here.

The Book

Last week, I signed a contract with Arcadia Publishing and The History Press to publish my oral history! I’m so thrilled that they are taking a chance on me and this project.

The book will be out in late 2021.