Anna Guevarra and Gayatri Reddy Co-author Uptown Gentrification OpEd Published in Chicago Reporter
Another Measure Of Urban Removal In Uptown Is Underway
Anna Guevarra and Gayatri Reddy Co-authors OpEd on the ongoing gentrification and housing struggle in Uptown. The article is based on their work done with the “Stop Luxury Developments @Weiss Hospital Campaign.” This is a campaign that has formed in response to the unfortunate rezoning of the hospital’s parking lot to build another luxury development.
Read the Chicago Reporter article HERE.
Dr. Guevarra is the founding director of the Global Asian Studies Program and a co-PI of the UIC AANAPISI Initiative. She is also the co-PI of the Social Justice and Human Rights Cluster and a member of the Diaspora Cluster at UIC. Professor Guevarra's scholarly, creative, and teaching interests focus on immigrant and transnational labor, the geopolitics of carework, critical diaspora studies, and community engagement as they relate to dynamics of race, gender, and empire.
Dr. Reddy is an associate professor in Anthropology, and Gender & Women's Studies and an affiliate faculty in Global Asian Studies. She is a sociocultural anthropologist and her research and teaching interests lie at the intersections of sexuality, gender, health, and the politics of subject and community-formation in India, as well as within the immigrant South Asian queer community in the U.S. Broadly, her work interrogates the contours of cultural belonging through the paradoxical dialectic of “alienation and intimacy.”