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Research Project

Transmedia Story Lab: Impacting the Public Humanities and Public Health through Digital Narratives

2016 – 2018

Project Summary

This project sought to produce a unique body of knowledge about new media storytelling, exploring the potential for narrative arts to influence broader publics, shape policies, and improve health.

Research Team

Alida Bouris

Alida Bouris

Associate Professor in the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

University of Chicago

Alida Bouris's research is broadly focused on the relationship between social context and health, with a particular emphasis on understanding how social inequality, social networks, and social support shape the health and well-being of historically excluded and marginalized youth and adult...

Melissa L. Gilliam

Melissa L. Gilliam

Executive Vice President and Provost

The Ohio State University

Melissa L. Gilliam is the chief academic officer of The Ohio State University. Previously she served as vice provost, the Ellen H. Block Distinguished Service Professor of Health Justice, and professor of obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics at the University of Chicago. At the University of...

Patrick Jagoda

Patrick Jagoda

Professor of English and Cinema and Media Studies; Co-founder, Game Changer Chicago Design Lab and Transmedia Story Lab; Faculty Director, Weston Game Lab

University of Chicago

Patrick Jagoda specializes in media theory, game studies and design, science studies, and twentieth and twenty-first century American literature and culture. He is the co-founder of the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab and the Transmedia Story Lab, faculty director of the Weston Game Lab and the...

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