Anna Guevarra Addresses Development and Gentrification Issues in WTTW-TV’s Chicago Tonight

Anna Guevarra, PhD

Anna Guevarra, UIC associate professor and director of global Asian studies, addresses development and gentrification issues in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood during a segment on WTTW-TV’s “Chicago Tonight.” Guevarra’s project with Gayatri Reddy, UIC associate professor of gender and women’s studies and anthropology, that details over 200 years of displacement in the North Side community is also cited.

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.