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UIC Project Details History of Urban Displacement in Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood


Dis/Placements: A People’s History of Uptown Public History Project co-led by Dr. Anna Guevarra and Dr. Gayatri Reddy was featured in UIC Today.

Read about the project here.

Working with graduate and undergraduate students as well as community members in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, the digital research and curricular project led by University of Illinois Chicago professors Anna Guevarra and Gayatri Reddy chronicles almost 200 years of history in the North Side community.

Read complete feature from UIC Today 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.”