Media Resources

The following experts can address trending topics in the news. To see a full list of experts click here, and to arrange an interview contact Colleen Mastony, director of media relations. All of our experts are part of the UChicago Academic Communicators Network.

Featured Experts

In the news:

Hong Kong and China

Faculty Director of the UChicago Center in Beijing, Dali Yang is a leading expert on the politics of China’s development, particularly regulation, governance and state-society relations. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Tensions with Iran

Director of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats, Robert Pape specializes in international security affairs and is a leading expert on suicide terrorism.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

US - China economic uncertainty

Steven J. Davis is known for his influential work using longitudinal data to explore job creation and destruction and their relationship to economic performance.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

White nationalism

Kathleen Belew is a leading expert on white nationalism. Her first book, Bring the War Home, explored how white power activists leveraged the aftermath of the Vietnam War to build their movement.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

North Korea

Bruce Cumings is one of the world's leading experts on Korea, 20th-century international history, U.S.-East Asian relations, East Asian political economy and American foreign relations.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Asylum policy changes

The executive director of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, Susan Gzesh studies migration policy as it relates U.S. - Mexico relations. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Data breaches

Ben Zhao’s research focuses on data-driven models of user behavior/interactions, security of online and mobile communities, and wireless systems and protocols. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Issues with facial recognition technology

Blase Ur specializes in computer security, privacy and human-computer interaction. The founder of the UChicago SUPERgroup, he works to help users make better security and privacy decisions.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Policy in the Democratic debates

Harold Pollack has published widely at the interface between poverty, policy and public health. He is co-director of The University of Chicago Crime Lab.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Border detention conditions

The director of the International Human Rights Clinic at UChicago, Claudia Flores co-authored a 2018 report that found rampant neglect and abuse in detention centers for migrant children.  

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Antitrust and big tech

Randal Picker teaches classes in antitrust, bankruptcy, corporate reorganizations, network industries and secured transactions. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Impeachment

William G. Howell is an expert on the American presidency. He is the author of Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government—and Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency (2016).

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Record-setting temperatures

As the Director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, Michael Greenstone leads large‐scale projects to estimate and mitigate the economic costs of climate change.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Russia

Monika Nalepa's research interests include transitional justice, parties and legislatures, and game-theoretic approaches to comparative politics, with a focus on post-communist Europe.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Criminal justice reform

Alison Siegler is the founder and director of the law school’s Federal Criminal Justice Clinic (FCJC), the nation’s first legal clinic solely devoted to representing indigent clients charged with federal felonies.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Brexit

Robert Gulotty is an expert in international trade and studies the effects of domestic institutions on foreign economic policymaking. He is the author of the book "Governing Trade Beyond Tariffs."

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Census question

Jennifer Nou specializes in administrative law, separation-of-powers, and legal interpretation. She has clerked for Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Gerrymandering

Nicholas Stephanopoulos’ research includes election law, constitutional law, legislation, administrative law, comparative law and local government law and he involved in the first successful partisan gerrymandering lawsuit in more than 30 years.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Iran and uranium enrichment

The President of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Rachel Bronson oversees management of the Doomsday Clock and the bulletin's work on nuclear risk, climate change and disruptive technologies.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Venezuela

The interim director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Michael Albertus studies egalitarian reforms, political regime transitions and politics under dictatorship in Latin America. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Challenges to Affordable Care Act

A leading scholar in the economic analysis of health policy, Katherine Baicker studies public and private health insurance, with a focus on finance and the effect of reforms on quality of care. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Abortion rights

Geoffrey Stone is an authority on constitutional law and the First Amendment. He is an editor of The Supreme Court Review, the author of many books and chief editor of the 21-volume series, Inalienable Rights.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Mueller Report

Eric Posner is a nationally recognized legal scholar whose research includes financial regulation, international law and constitutional law. His opinion pieces run regularly in the New York Times. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

NATO

Paul Poast studies international relations, with a focus on the economics of war, the politics of alliances, and the NATO's role in European security. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Measles

Allison Bartlett is an associate medical director at UChicago Medicine's Infection Control Program and specializes in the medical management of acute and chronic infectious diseases.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Rise of antisemitism

David Nirenberg is a prolific scholar that has focused his research on the ways in which Jewish, Christian and Islamic societies have interacted with and thought about each other. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Boeing

James Schrager studies why some companies fail and others succeed with an eye toward the way strategy affects the outcomes and is a frequent expert commentator on business strategy.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Workplace gender discrimination

Mary Anne Case is a law professor and a leading expert on feminist jurisprudence, sex discrimination and the legal regulation of sexuality, marriage and family.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Transgender rights

Darnell N. Motley leads research on sexual and reproductive health among LGBTQ communities. His research examines how structural factors attempt to limit the experiences of sexual and gender minorities.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Climate change

David Archer uses simulations to understand the balance between past carbon dioxide levels in the oceans and atmosphere to better predict the impact that changing levels will have on future climate.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

5G networks

The co-director of the SAND Lab (Systems, Algorithms, Networking and Data), Heather Zheng’s work focuses on mobile systems and data-driven research. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Ethics of genetic editing

Lainie F. Ross is a medical ethics expert, who has worked on complex issues involving organ transplantation, genetic testing, pediatrics and human-subject protections.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Violence as a public health issue

As founding director of the University of Chicago Medicine Trauma Center, Selwyn Rogers is a surgeon and public health expert who leads an interdisciplinary team of specialists. (Availability may be limited.)

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254