Derek Hyra is well-recognized author with several important scholarly books and articles. Dr. Hyra’s research has been published in esteemed book outlets including the University of Chicago Press and Routledge, and top academic journals, such as Housing Policy Debate, Journal of Urban Affairs, Urban Affairs Review, and Urban Studies.



Derek Hyra is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs and Founding Director of the Metropolitan Policy Center at American University. His research focuses on processes of neighborhood change, with an emphasis on housing, urban politics, and race. He is a leading expert on gentrification and equitable neighborhood development policy.

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