News for Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Resident Scholar Alumna Featured on “60 Minutes”
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.