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Research by Anna Guevarra and Gayatri Reddy is Featured in Block Club Chicago

Members of the Winthrop family, 1930s

Fighting Displacement In Uptown Has Gone On For 200 Years. A New Project Tells The Story Of Those Who’ve Been Pushed Out

A public history project co-founded and co-led by UIC professors Anna Guevarra and Gayatri Reddy that details the history of displacement in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood is the subject of a Block Club Chicago feature article.

Read about the project 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’s 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.”