Media Resources

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

UChicago Experts

In the news:

Hurricanes 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:

Kavanaugh nomination hearings

Jennifer Nou specializes in administrative law, regulatory policy, separation-of-powers, and legal interpretation. She has clerked for Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

North Carolina can use gerrymandered map in November

Nicholas Stephanopoulos studies election law and constitutional law. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Nafta rewrite

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:

Cohen, Manafort and the Presidency

Eric Posner is a law professor and a leading expert on the U.S. Presidency. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Facebook and Twitter shut Iran-backed accounts

Ben Zhao’s research focuses on data-driven models of user behavior/interactions, security of online and mobile communities, and wireless systems and protocols. 

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:

Tax law and the Manafort case

Daniel Hemel is an assistant professor of law who studies taxation, administrative law and federal courts. He has clerked for Associate Justice Elena Kagan of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Millennials and the midterm elections

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:

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:

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:

EPA regulatory changes

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:

Parker Solar Probe

Angela Olinto is the dean of the University of Chicago’s Division of the Physical Sciences. A leading expert in astroparticle physics and cosmology, she has made important contributions to scientists' understanding of inflationary theory, cosmic magnetic fields and the physics of quark stars. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

US - Russia relations

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:

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:

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:

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:

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