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“Dis/Placements: A People’s History of Uptown, Chicago” Project Highlighted in a Chicago Reader Story on Former Alderperson Helen Schiller

The project is co-founded by Gayatri Reddy and Anna Guevarra

A Chicago Reader story on the legacy of former Alderperson Helen Schiller and the past, present and future of Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood highlights “Dis/Placements: A People’s History of Uptown, Chicago,” a project co-founded by Gayatri Reddy, UIC associate professor of gender and women’s studies and anthropology, and Anna Guevarra, UIC associate professor and director of Global Asian studies.

Comments from Prof. Guevarra are included in the story.

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.” 

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.