Kari Lydersen

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General Information

Name: Kari Lydersen

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction


Website: www.karilydersen.com/

Email: kari.lydersen.com

Illinois Connection

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.

Published Works

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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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Kari Lydersen on WorldCat

Kari Lydersen on Amazon


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