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, senior director of media relations. All of our experts are part of the UChicago Academic Communicators Network.

Featured Experts

In the news:

Immigration Reform

Nicole Hallett is an associate clinical professor of law and directs the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, which provides legal representation to immigrant communities in Chicago, including individual representation of immigrants in removal proceedings, immigration-related complex federal litigation, and policy and community education projects on behalf of community-based organizations. Her scholarship focuses on immigration and labor/employment law, and in particular, how laws in these areas either promote or impede collective action and power-building in subordinated communities. In her practice, …

Media Contact:

Mary Naset

mnaset@uchicago.edu

(773) 834-4238

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Voter suppression

Michael Dawson’s research interests have included the development of quantitative models of African American political behavior, identity and public opinion, the political effects of urban poverty, and African American political ideology. This work also includes delineating the differences in African American public opinion from those of white Americans. More recently he has combined his quantitative work with research in political theory.

His previous two books, Behind the Mule: Race and Class in African-American Politics (1994) and Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African-American

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Filibuster Reform

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:

NCAA Amateurism

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:

Latest COVID-19 trends

Emily Landon’s research is focused on protecting patients from the harm and mortality that come from healthcare-associated infections and suboptimal use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials. She studies novel electronic hand hygiene monitoring techniques and evaluates the impact of direct, individual-level feedback to encourage provider actions that prevent infections.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

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COVID-19 economic impact

A former chair of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, Austan Goolsbee’s research activities center on the internet, tax policy and business decisions, capital investment and government policy.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

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Biden administration policies

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

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Municipal finance

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