CUNY College of Staten Island
“Mapping Racial Capitalism: Gentrification and Legacies of Redlining in New York City”
Dr. Nerve Macaspac is a political geographer and GIS analyst. His research interests include legacies of redlining in contemporary NYC as a set of ongoing yet contested processes of the racialized production of space. He is completing a book manuscript from his earlier interdisciplinary research on the production and maintenance of community-led demilitarized geographic areas, popularly known as peace zones, in active armed conflicts. Nerve is an Asst. Professor at CUNY College of Staten Island where he teaches courses on Urban Geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He curates and facilitates a Community Mapping Project at Woodbine, an experimental hub in Ridgewood, Queens.