Clips and Workshops


In an Immigrant Family, the Tension Between Freedom and DutyThe New York Times, March 19, 2021


Wave of Modernist Condos Ushers in a New Wave of D.C. ArchitectureThe Washington Post, June 1, 2017

New Residents Bring a Taste of the City to a Rural West Virginia TownThe Washington Post, July 21, 2016

D.C. Shift Could Make Tiny Houses More AbundantThe Washington Post, May 16, 2016

Proposal to Displace Farmers Market Could Scuttle Adams Morgan Condo ProjectThe Washington Post, March 21, 2016

Developers Seek to Transform Stretch of Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast D.C.The Washington Post, December 28, 2015

The Gang’s All Here: Group Living has Grown in Popularity in the D.C. Area” The Washington Post, October 22, 2015

Development at Southwest D.C. Marina Creates Tensions for Live-AboardsThe Washington Post, October 7, 2015

Pop-up Architect Says D.C.’s New Height Limits Miss the MarkThe Washington Post, July 22, 2015

A complete list of Washington Post clips can be found here.


Resistance, Desi Style” Cover story of India Abroad, February 24, 2017

Generation Hope Bids Adieu” Cover story of India Abroad, January 20, 2017

Sanjay’s ‘Super Team’ Arrives“, Cover story of Desi Talk, November 20, 2015

Sikhs in America: Through the LensThe Indian American magazine, July-August 2009


Why Isn’t D.C.’s Residential Architecture More Adventurous?UrbanTurf, August 16, 2013

Is Adams Morgan Becoming Posh?UrbanTurf, August 2, 2013

Trinidad: The Difference 5 Years MakesUrbanTurf, February 15, 2013

One on One: D.C.’s Tiny House FolksUrbanTurf, November 29, 2012

Alleys: D.C.’s Other Streets Are Attracting AttentionUrbanTurf, February 24, 2012

Kalorama: A Posh View From Embassy RowUrbanTurf, May 11, 2012

A complete list of UrbanTurf clips can be found here.


5/17/2023: Simmons University. Met with a group of leadership fellows visiting from Boston-based Simmons University to talk about the gentrification.

4/20/2023: American University, “DC Politics and Policy” class with Professor Derek Hyra. The visit occurred after the class read the book.

3/1/2023: Capitol Hill Day School. School visit with 5th/6th graders as part of the gentrification and housing unit.

2/18/2023: “Who Belongs Here?: An Oral History of D.C.’s Most Gentrified Neighborhood.” Presentation and conversations hosted by Big Bear Cafe, Washington, D.C.

1/25/2023: “Who Belongs Here?: An Oral History of D.C.’s Most Gentrified Neighborhood.” Presentation and conversation hosted by the D.C. Preservation League.

11/29/2022 and 11/30/2022: Phelps ACE High School, Washington, D.C. As part of the PEN/Faulkner “Writers in Schools” program, the school visit occured after the book was incorporated into their curriculum.

11/12/2022: “Telling Your Story: A Narrative Writing Workshop.” Workshop held for formerly incarcerated women, hosted by Community Family Life Services.

10/22/2022: “Deepening the Daily News: How Oral History Can Bring Greater Depth to the Work of Journalists.” Workshop held at the 2022 Annual Oral History Association Conference in Los Angeles, CA.