Anna Guevarra is a scholar, educator, and program builder. She is the Founding Director and Associate Professor in the Global Asian Studies Program at the University of Illinois Chicago. She is the author of Marketing Dreams, Manufacturing Heroes: The Transnational Labor Brokering of Filipino Workers as well as numerous scholarly publications on labor, migration, care work, the Philippine diaspora, and critical race/ethnic and gender studies. Her current projects explore the impact of COVID-19 on Filipinx/a/o careworkers, the roboticization of care work labor, the Indian Ocean connection between the Philippines and India through colonial foodways, and a public history project tracing a people’s history of Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Dr. Guevarra has co-directed prestigious grants from the Ford Foundation, Fulbright, and the Department of Education’s Asian American Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) serving institutions initiative. She volunteers with organizations focusing on racial and economic justice and immigration rights. She is currently a Public Voices Fellow in the OpEd Project.