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David Schalliol, St. Olaf College

Associate Professor
Minneapolis, MN and Chicago, IL
David Schalliol is an associate professor of sociology at St. Olaf College who explores the transformation of urban centers through mixed-methodology projects. His writing and photographs have appeared in such publications as MAS Context, the New York Times, and Social Science Research, as well as in numerous exhibitions, including at the Belfast Northern Ireland Photo Festival and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. He is the author of Isolated Building Studies (Utakatado, 2014), and regularly contributes to documentary films, including Almost There (ITVS/Kartemquin Films) and Highrise: Out My Window (National Film Board of Canada), an interactive documentary that won the International Digital Emmy for Non-Fiction (2011). His directorial debut, The Area, premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in 2018. Schalliol received his bachelor's degree from Kenyon College and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago.