Place, Identity & the Global Economy

The Empire's New Walls: The Politics of Enclosure in South Africa and Palestine/Israel

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.


Who Cares? Filipino Caregivers in a Globalizing Economy

Anna Guevarra, Asian American Studies