Olivia Gude, MFA ’82, is currently restoring and expanding her 1992 mural Where We Come From…Where We’re Going at the 56th and Lake Park Avenue Metra underpass. This restoration is part of a larger citywide effort to promote public art, and it is funded in part through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the South East Chicago Commission, and Alderman Leslie Hairston. Gude and the project are profiled in the University of Chicago Magazine in its September/October 2009 issue. To read more about this project please click here.
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Department of English
Committee on African & African-American Studies
Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities
"My scholarship and teaching focuses on American and African-American literature from the late nineteenth century through the middle of the twentieth century. I am particularly interested in the way that debates about literary form and genre articulate with discussions of political and social change."