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Mieko Tarrius

To what extent does tech-led gentrification intertwine with race and white privilege?

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Mieko Tarrius (she/her) is a doctoral candidate in geography and urban studies. She holds a bachelor's from Paris 8 University, a master’s in political science from Paris 8 University/City College of New York, and a Master of Arts from l’Université du Québec à Montréal.

Grantee of major awards and fellowships, Mieko has served as a visiting scholar, guest lecturer and teaching/research assistant at various institutions in Montreal and New York. Her work has been published in media outlets and peer-reviewed journals in France and Canada. Her dissertation aims to expose the racial dynamics of tech-led gentrification in Park Extension in Montreal, and University City, Philadelphia. Using ethnographic and visual-based methods, Mieko investigates how this complex and multi-faceted process stimulates and is framed by race and whiteness.

Supported by Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture and Concordia, her doctoral research aims to assist communities in developing more efficient strategies to resist housing insecurity and forced displacement.


Geography, Planning & Environment


French, English, Spanish


Ted Rutland

Exposing the racial dynamics behind
tech-led gentrification

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