News for Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Resident Scholar Alumna Featured on “60 Minutes”

Dr. Natasha Dow SchüllDr. Natasha Dow Schüll2008 Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Summer ScholarDr. Natasha Dow Schüll2008 Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Summer Scholar

Dr. Natasha Dow Schüll, an alumna of SAR’s residential fellowship program, was featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes episode for January 9, 2011, in a story titled “Slot Machines: The Big Gamble.” In her interview with Leslie Stahl, Dr. Schüll discussed her research on slot machines and gambling addiction.

Dr. Schüll, a cultural anthropologist, documentary filmmaker, and associate professor at MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society, was a 2002–2003 Weatherhead Resident Scholar at SAR, during which she worked on her upcoming book, Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas (Princeton University Press, 2011). More recently, Dr. Schüll was a 2008 Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Summer Scholar, working on a documentary photography project based on her Las Vegas fieldwork.

The 60 Minutes episode is available on YouTube.

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