K. Nyerere Turé is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at American University – Washington, DC. His research interests include the intersections of race and place, public housing, displacement/gentrification, urban crime and structural violence. Turé earned a BA in African/African American Studies and Criminal Justice at Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey and a MA in Applied Anthropology at Georgia State University – Atlanta, Georgia. He currently teaches anthropology and criminology courses at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Building on his undergraduate and MA level graduate research focus that explored the relationship between community crime and urban development, his current dissertation writing examines the lived experiences of African American public housing residents in the throws of an urban renewal project that examples the continued perpetuation of structural violence against marginal communities of color.