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Rebeca Perrone (Socl BA-2009) is Cook County's first indigent coordinator, a role comparable to a social worker for the dead. She works to find final resting places for Cook County unclaimed dead and has attended the funerals of hundreds of unclaimed adults, children and babies.
Mike Maly (PhD 1998),with co-author Heather Dalmage recently published a book titled Vanishing Eden: White Construction of Memory, Meaning, and Identity in a Racially Changing City. The book analyzes the experience and memories of whites who lived in Chicago neighborhoods experiencing racial change in the 1950’s through the 1980’s. They looked at how young people made sense of what was occurring and how the experience impacted their lives.
Mike is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Policy Research Collaborative at Roosevelt University Chicago.
Christopher Helt ( 1990) is an attorney concentrating on federal immigration litigation involving political asylum, refugee law and deportation/ removal proceeding matters before the U.S. immigration court (the Executive Office for Immigration Review) and federal court federal immigration litigation involving political asylum, refugee law and deportation/removal proceeding matters before the U.S. immigration court (the Executive Office for Immigration Review) and federal court. Recently, he represented Dina Matute,a nine year old girl from Honduras, who traveled nearly 2000 miles as an unaccompanied minor and was granted refugee status by the US government. Dina is one of over 68,000 unaccompanied minor children who entered the US last year, many of them fleeing gang violence and poverty in Honduras and other central American countries.
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|||Matthew Logelin (Socl MA 2002) is an author, blogger, public speaker, and founder of the Liz Logelin Foundation. In March 2008, he lost his wife, Elizabeth, to a pulmonary embolism 27 hours after she gave birth to their first child, Madeline. He went on to chronicle his family’s story on his blog and in his first book, Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love, which spent seven weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List.|
|||Meghan Burke (PhD—2009) is an Assistant Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University. Meghan recently published a book called Race, Gender, and Class in the Tea Party: What the Movement Reflects about Mainstream Ideologies.
Meghan was recently was named one of the "40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire" by nerdscholar.
Micah Uetricht (2009), wrote a book about the 2012 Chicago Teachers’ Strike, Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity. Micah is also web editor for In These Times as well as contributing editor for Jacobin Magazine.