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:

US - China trade negotiations

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:

Susan Guibert

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:

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:

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:

Off-shore drilling regulations

The director of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic and a research affiliate of the Energy Policy Institute, Mark Templeton is a leading expert in environmental law, policy and environmental disasters.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Border detention deaths

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:

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:

Changes to tax deductions

Julie Roin is a leading expert in the legal aspects of pension reform. She studies local government and finance, and can speak about the challenges of Chicago's underfunded pension obligations. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

First photo of a black hole

Astrophysicist John Carlstrom leads the South Pole Telescope in Antarctica, a 10-meter telescope looking for the first light in the universe, left over from the Big Bang. 

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:

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:

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:

Inequality and tax policy

Damon M. Jones studies tax policy, social security and retirement savings, and the interaction between employer-provided benefits and labor market outcomes. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Green New Deal

As the Director of the Energy Policy Institute, 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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

Rights of migrant children in the U.S.

The founder of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, Maria Woltjen is one of the nation's foremost experts on the intersection of children's rights and immigration law. 

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:

Ashley Heher

News.News@uchospitals.edu

(773) 702-0025

In the news:

Cyber security and data breaches

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:

China

The 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:

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:

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