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UChicago Charts Future of Ethnographic Research

April 10, 2017

Faculty Fellows Forrest Stuart (The State, Violence, and Social Control in the Contemporary World), Kimberly Hoang (The Economy and its Boundaries), and Kristen Schilt (Gaming Orientation) represent a new generation of sociologists advancing the University’s multidisciplinary tradition. 

Will Brazil’s Prison Riots Spur Needed Reforms?

February 9, 2017

The only way Brazil can prevent a “bloody, national-scale gang war,” argues Benjamin Lessing, a principal investigator on the State, Violence, and Social Control research project, is to “craft a better prison strategy.” Curbing prison violence is a crucial first step, he tells the Christian Science Monitor.

Trump Pledge to “Send in the Feds” Rankles Chicago Cops, Criminals and Academics

January 25, 2017

Forrest Stuart, Assistant Professor of Sociology and a Principal Investigator on the Neubauer Collegium research project The State, Violence, and Social Control in the Contemporary World, reflects on the president's interest in federal law enforcement as a way to help address the homicide epidemic in Chicago. "If the idea is send in the feds with guns and batons, he's likely to make the problem worse," Stuart tells Newsweek.

Brazil’s Prison Massacres Are a Frightening Window into Gang Warfare

January 17, 2017

Benjamin Lessing, Assistant Professor of Political Science and a Principal Investigator on the Neubauer Collegium research project The State, Violence, and Social Control in the Contemporary World, explores Brazil’s devastating prison crisis in The Washington Post. "After dominating and transforming the criminal underworlds of their respective home states in the 1990s," Lessing writes, Brazil's most powerful gangs "are now colonizing prisons."

Forrest Stuart featured in the Chicago Tribune’s “Literary News”

August 16, 2016

"Down, Out, and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row" by Forrest Stuart was published by University Of Chicago Press Aug. 2. Stuart looks at the homeless population of Los Angeles' Skid Row and explores the policing of poverty throughout the United States. Stuart is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Chicago.

-- Chicago Tribune, Jeremy Mikula

How Zero-Tolerance Policing Pits Poor Against Poor

August 16, 2016

Forrest Stuart, Principle Investigator of the Neubauer Collegium project The State, Violence, and Social Control in the Contemporary World, published an excerpt of his recent book, Down, Out and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row.

--Mother Jones, by Forrest Stuart

New Neubauer Collegium projects to explore complex human questions

February 9, 2016

The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society has selected 12 new collaborative research projects that unite leading scholars from the University of Chicago and beyond to explore novel approaches to complex human questions.

-- UChicago News by Susie Allen

Reexamining ballots and bullets

August 17, 2015

Neubauer Collegium Fellow Paul Staniland explains that there is no single cause of electoral violence

Neubauer Collegium’s new research projects to tackle complex global questions

February 3, 2014

From the impact of a new government health insurance program in India to the profound questions surrounding death and end-of-life care, the 15 new research projects supported by the Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago aim to provide new ways of studying some of the most complex questions facing contemporary society.