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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?”
October 7, 2020
Forrest Stuart has been awarded a 2020 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship to pursue sociological research about urban poverty and violence in America. As a member of the research team on The State, Violence, and Social Control in the Contemporary World project at the Neubauer Collegium, Stuart helped develop new methods for understanding how state authorities evaluate political threats, create social structures, and construct categories of legality and criminality.
September 25, 2020
The Christian Science Monitor looks at the ways museums are turning to Indigenous peoples to represent themselves to the world, and spotlights Apsáalooke Women and Warriors for the way it reflects a major transformation in museum practice.
December 3, 2020
Neubauer Collegium via Zoom
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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."