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How Alternate Reality Games Are Changing the Real World

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.

“Worldmaking After Empire” Listed Among Year’s Best Titles

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.

You Know You Want to Look

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?”

Forrest Stuart Awarded a 2020 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

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.

Native American Women Shape How Museums Frame Indigenous Culture

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.

Aps√°alooke Exhibition at Field Museum Avoids Stereotypes

August 14, 2020

“We’re looking at resilience,” said Apsáalooke scholar and curator Nina Sanders, a Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow. Rather than focusing on indigenous suffering, “you’re sort of immersed in art and narrative and music.”

Their Songs Will Be Sung Again

July 15, 2020

WTTW's Chicago Tonight aired an interview with Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellows Nina Sanders and Alaka Wali about the Apsáalooke Women and Warriors exhibition, set to reopen at the Field Museum with new health and safety practices on July 27.

Fans of World-Ending Films ‘Coping Better with Pandemic’

July 8, 2020

A fascinating new study from Coltan Scrivner, a member of the research team on the Understanding the Meaning-Making of Violence project, shows that viewers of apocalyptic movies are better prepared for the psychological and practical challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Swaying to the Heartbeat of a Crow Drum

June 23, 2020

In an Albuquerque Journal profile of Del Curfman, whose work is on display in our current exhibition, the Apsáalooke painter discusses his role as an indigenous storyteller, the inspiration he draws from the annual Crow Fair, and challenges faced by artists during the pandemic.

Sense Experiences and “Necessary Simulations”

June 12, 2020

In an article for KNOW produced as part of our Molecular Dynamics research project, team members Giovanni Ciccotti, Benoît Roux, and Daniele Macuglia consider the impact of computer simulations in the realm of theoretical physics.


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