Andy Clarno, Sociology & African American Studies
Brenda Parker, Urban Planning & Public Policy
2013-2014 Faculty Scholar
Parker will compare the provisioning experiences of 40 – 50 Chicago households in four categories: eBay sellers, urban homesteaders (loosely defined as those who grow their own food), formerly incarcerated mothers, and undocumented immigrants. The research (also supported by UIC’s Great Cities Institute) is sensitive to race, ethnicity, gender, and income as well as feminism, neoliberalism, austerity, and urban inequality.
Maria Krysan, Institute for Government & Public Affairs and Sociology
2013-2014 Policy and Social Engagement Fellowship
Partner: Oak Park Regional Housing Center
Partnering with the OPRHC (which in turn is partners with community organizations in the adjacent blighted Chicago neighborhood of Austin), Krysan will explore strategies for encouraging the reintegration (but not gentrification or displacement) of the Austin community.
Anna Guevarra, Asian American Studies