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:

Mueller investigation

Eric Posner is a nationally recognized legal scholar whose research interests include financial regulation, international law and constitutional law. A prolific writer, he has produced a dozen legal books and his opinion pieces run regularly in the New York Times. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Uncertainty over Brexit vote

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:

90-day truce in US - China trade war

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:

Marriott data breach

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:

Trump administration to roll back protections of clean water

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:

Apple 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:

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:

Arctic ice 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:

UN climate change conference

As the Director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, Michael Greenstone leads 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:

Emoluments clause lawsuit

William Baude is a leading legal scholar who focuses on federal courts and constitutional law. He earned his JD from Yale Law School and served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

US strategy in Afghanistan

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:

Martial Law in Ukraine

Faith Hillis studies Ukrainian history and modern Russia. In her book Children of Rus’: Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation, she argues it was on the periphery of the tsarist empire—a region that today is Ukraine—that Russian nationalism first took shape and assumed its most potent form.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Scientist claims to have genetically edited twins born in China

Lainie F. Ross is a professor of clinical medical ethics and a leading voice on complex issues in medical practice and research. She has written extensively on ethics and policy in organ transplantation, genetic testing, pediatrics, and human-subject protections.

Media Contact:

Ashley Heher

News.News@uchospitals.edu

(773) 702-0025

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:

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:

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:

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:

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