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An assistant professor of sociology at St. Olaf College and principal with Scrappers Film Group, David Schalliol is academically and artistically interested in inequality and place. His writing and photographs have appeared in such publications as Social Science Research, Mas Context, and The New York Times, as well as in numerous exhibitions, including the 2015 and 2017 Chicago Architectural Biennial, the inaugural Belfast Photo Festival and the Museum of Contemporary Photography's Midwest Photographers Project. Schalliol contributed to "Highrise: Out My Window," an interactive documentary that won the 2011 International Digital Emmy for Non-Fiction. His book, Isolated Building Studies, was published by Utakatado in 2014.

In addition to his sociological, photographic, and filmic activities, David is actively involved with several websites and was an editor of Gapers Block for more than a decade, where he worked with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust to increase journalistic coverage of underserved communities.

David earned his BA from Kenyon College, and his MA and PhD in the Department of Sociology at The University of Chicago.