Media Resources

The Office of Communications connects reporters and producers with faculty experts from the UChicago Academic Communicators Network.

UChicago Experts

In the news:

Treatment and rights of migrant children in the US

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:

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:

Impact of laws on the undocumented immigrant experience

Angela S. García studies the consequences of socio-legal inclusion and exclusion for undocumented immigrants. Focusing on state and local immigration laws and executive administrative action, she charts how immigrants’ everyday lives, incorporation and well-being are shaped by the legal contexts in which they reside.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

US imposes tariffs on 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:

Rising 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:

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:

Economic impact of the World Cup

Allen Sanderson is an authority on sports and economics, and studies the economic impact of big ticket events such as the Olympics, the Super Bowl and the World Cup. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

China's politics

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

In the news:

Quantum science

David Awschalom is one of the world’s leading scientists in spintronics and quantum information engineering. His research involves understanding and controlling the spins of electrons, ions and nuclei for fundamental studies of quantum systems, as well as potential applications in computing, imaging and encryption. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254