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Born: in Canton, Ohio
Carolyn moved to the Chicago area in 1943. She has a M.A. in Anthropolgy from Northern Illinois University.
Biographical and Professional Information
Carolyn Eastwood was born in Canton, Ohio, and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. She relocated to the Chicago area in 1943, but has lived and worked in many locations across the U.S. and throughout the world, including Washington D.C., England, Israel, and Italy. Her extensive travels and studies have concentrated on markets, vendors, and ethnic occupations in low-income communities.
Carolyn received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, and her M.A. in Anthropology from Northern Illinois University. She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago with the dissertation entitled, "A Study of the Regulation of Chicago’s Street Vendors."
Carolyn is an adjunct professor of Anthropology at the College of DuPage, and at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She resides in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Near West Side Stores: Struggles for Community in Chicago Neighborhood, Lake Claremont Press , 2002
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Near West Side Stories: Struggles for Community in Chicago's Maxwell Street Neighborhood (Illinois)
Release Date: 2002-06-01
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
Carolyn Eastwood is available for talks and slide show programs followed by discussion and questions, which can be tailored for your group’s interests.
• Public policy issues • Ethnic groups and their local history and sociology (Jewish, Italian, African-American, Mexican) • Chicago neighborhood history • Preservation issues • Labor and working class issues • Women's and children’s issues • Public markets and street vendors
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