Patrick Jagoda

Transmedia Story Lab

digital narrative and public health lab


Co-founders: Melissa Gilliam, Patrick Jagoda, and Alida Bouris
Full Lab Team: Faculty and staff
Support: Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society, Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, and others

I co-founded the Transmedia Story Lab with Melissa Gilliam (Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics) and Alida Bouris (Associate Professor of Social Service Administration) at the University of Chicago. This lab, launched in 2016, explores ways that the narrative arts — especially emergent digital media and transmedia storytelling forms — can influence broader publics, impact policies, and improve health. We seek to produce a unique body of knowledge about new media storytelling that explores intersections between the arts and sciences, as well as critical making and practice-based research in the humanities. The project also examines transmedia storytelling itself as a qualitative research method that could further the field of public health.

More information about the lab's launch at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society