Author Profile

Kari Lydersen

Kari Lydersen, an In These Times contributing editor, is a Chicago-based journalist and instructor who currently works at Northwestern University. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Reader and The Progressive, among other publications. Her most recent book is Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99 Percent. She is also the co-author of Shoot an Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun and the author of Revolt on Goose Island: The Chicago Factory Takeover, and What it Says About the Economic Crisis. Look for an updated reissue of Revolt on Goose Island in 2014. In 2011, she was awarded a Studs Terkel Community Media Award for her work. She can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Lydersen is the author or co-author of three books: Out of the Sea and Into the Fire: Latin American-US Immigration in the Global Age; Shoot an Iraqi Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun (co-authored with Wafaa Bilal), which she was recently named a ‘Best Book of 2008’ by Booklist; and Revolt on Goose Island: The Chicago Factory Takeover, and What it Says About the Economic Crisis.

Lydersen, a former staff member of the Washington Post‘s (now defunct) Chicago bureau, teaches journalism at Columbia College and the School of the Art Institute. Her work can be read at www.karilydersen.com.