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December 10, 2020
On the latest episode of the UChicago Big Brains podcast, Neubauer Collegium Faculty Fellows Kristen Schilt and Patrick Jagoda discuss their pathbreaking research on alternate reality gaming, conducted in part through our Gaming Orientation project.
December 4, 2020
Neubauer Collegium Faculty Fellow Adom Getachew's first book, Worldmaking After Empire, described as "a sweeping account of the post-1945 decolonization movement," has been named one of the best books of the year by Foreign Affairs magazine.
October 15, 2020
Why are we simultaneously attracted to and repelled by horrific images? In this Chicago Tribune profile, Coltan Scrivner, a member of the research team on our Understanding the Meaning-Making of Violence project, explains the methods he is developing to measure and interpret people's responses to intensely unpleasant sights. “Morbid curiosity means there are two emotion systems going within you," he says. "One is information gathering, one is revulsion, but which one will win out?”
February 19, 2021
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"Collaborations are ever more necessary because the issues that confront us require approaches from many perspectives. We need to develop research methods that may lead to the emergence of new areas of inquiry. Unique among research institutions, the Neubauer Collegium aims to integrate humanistic thinking into even the most advanced quantitative research. By taking the broad range of our thinking into account and facilitating constructive conversations, we can begin to rethink our possibilities."