Dr. Anna Guevarra Receives the William J. Holland Prize for Pacific Affairs Publication

Dr. Anna Guevarra, GLAS program director, has been awarded the 17th Annual William J. Holland Prize for most outstanding paper published in 2018 in Pacific Affairs for her article: “Mediations of Care: Brokering Labour in the Age of Robotics” Pacific Affairs, Vol. 91, No. 4. The William J. Holland Prize promotes international understanding of the regions and peoples of Asia and the Pacific through original empirical research combined with precise and perceptive argumentation.

Dr. Guevarra’s ground breaking research in robotics and care work has garnered such well-deserved accolades! Stay tuned for the official announcement from Pacific Affairs in the near future and an opportunity to read the article.

Dr. Anna 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. She is the author of the award-winning book, Marketing Dreams and Manufacturing Heroes: The Transnational Labor Brokering of Filipino Workers, an ethnography that narrates the multilayered racialized and gendered processes of brokering Filipino labor, the Philippines’ highly-prized “export.”