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Lydersen lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Ms. Lydersen is a Chicago journalist, author and journalism instructor who specializes in covering labor, immigration, energy and environment stories. She is currently a research associate at the Medill Watchdog Project at Northwestern University and staff writer for Midwest Energy News.
She has worked as staff writer in The Washington Post's Chicago bureau and wrote for the Chicago edition of the New York Times. Her writings have appeared in People Magazine, Crain's Chicago Business, The Christian Science Monitor, In These Times magazine and other publications. She has taught journalism at Columbia College, the School of the Art Institute and with the youth program We the People Media.
A 1997 graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Lydersen lives in the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago, where she also leads mural tours.
Out of the Sea and Into the Fire: Latin American-U.S. Immigration in the Global Age, Common Courage Press , 2005
Shoot an Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun , City Lights Publishers , 2008
Revolt on Goose Island: The Chicago Factory Takeover and What It Says About the Economic Crisis , Melville House, 2009
Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago's 99%, Haymarket Books , 2014
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