Media Resources

The Office of Communications connects reporters and producers with faculty experts from the UChicago Academic Communicators Network. For all media inquiries, please contact Colleen Mastony, director of media relations.

UChicago Experts

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:

Trade war with China

Robert Gulotty is an expert in international trade and studies the effects of domestic institutions on foreign economic policymaking.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Saudi Arabia and Jamal Khashoggi

Austin Carson studies secrecy and intelligence and their relationship to international security. His work centers on how governments reveal and conceal what they do and the disjuncture this creates between the “front stage” and “back stage” of international politics.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Sessions' resignation and the Mueller probe

Tom Ginsburg studies comparative constitutions, comparative law, constitutional design, and international law.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Midterm elections and Millennials

Cathy Cohen is founder of GenForward, a project that surveys the attitudes of 18-to-34-year-olds, including African-Americans, Latinos and Asian-Americans — groups that are often overlooked but make up a significant portion of the millennial generation.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

California wildfires and climate change

David Archer is the author of The Long Thaw: How humans are changing the next 100,000 years of Earth's climate (2008). 

 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Amazon Headquarters

James Schrager studies why some companies fail and others succeed with an eye toward the way strategy affects the outcomes. 

Media Contact:

Susan Guibert

In the news:

Pipe bombs mailed to Obama, Clinton

Robert Pape specializes in international security affairs and is the director of the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Brazil elects far-right candidate

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:

Climate change lawsuit against Exxon

As the Director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, Michael Greenstone is currently engaged in large‐scale projects to estimate the economic costs of climate change and to identify efficient approaches to mitigating these costs. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Impact of Kavanaugh appointment

Geoffrey Stone is an authority on civil rights, constitutional law and the First Amendment.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Kavanaugh hearings, women's rights and the law

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:

Laquan McDonald case

Director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, Craig Futterman helped lead the legal battle that resulted in the public release of the police dash-cam video in the Laquan McDonald case.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Conditions in detention centers for migrant children

Claudia Flores is director of the International Human Rights Clinic at UChicago, which works to promote and protect the human rights of individuals and communities globally. She co-authored a May 2018 report that found evidence of rampant neglect and abuse in detention centers for unaccompanied migrant children.  

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Trump administration rolls back offshore-drilling regulations

Mark Templeton is the director of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School and a research affiliate of the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago. He is a leading expert in environmental law, environmental disasters and energy law and policy.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

The rise of white nationalism

Kathleen Belew is a leading expert on white nationalism. Her first book, Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America (2018), explores how white power activists wrought a cohesive social movement through a common story about the Vietnam War. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Russian hacking

Blase Ur specializes in computer security, privacy and human-computer interaction. The founder of the UChicago SUPERgroup, an interdisciplinary research collective comprised of dozens of researchers, he works to help users make better security and privacy decisions.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Treatment and rights of migrant children in the U.S.

Maria Woltjen is one of the nation's foremost experts in immigration law and children's rights. She is the founder of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, an organization that, with offices around the country, advocates for the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Oil prices

Ryan Kellogg studies industrial organization, energy economics, and environmental policy, focusing on the economics of resource extraction and the transportation sector.

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 due to patient responsibilities.)

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

US - China relations

The founding faculty director of the University of Chicago 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