Judith A Pintar

Provost's Distinguished Teacher Scholar

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Research Interests

Social Informatics/STS, interactive AI, fostering programming literacy in social science and humanities through collaborative game design, interactive digital narrative, playful pedagogies, emergent learning, hypnosis and suggestibility, social narrative approaches to trauma and memory studies, global informatics, Central Europe and the former Yugoslavia.


University Distinguished Teacher Scholar, Office of the Provost, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020-21.

Investment for Growth Grant for “Games @ Illinois: Playful design for transformative education.” Provost Office Special Programs, P.I., 2019-2021.

Migration and Refugees in Regional and Global Perspectives Initiative Grant for “Fostering Empathy for Latin American Migrants through Game Design,” in collaboration with Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program, Illinois Global Institute. Co-P.I. with Colleen Murphy, 2019-2021.




IS 101 Introduction to Information Science
IS 145 Mapping Inequalities: Programming the Illinois Map
IS 490 Playful Design Methods
INFO 490 Programming Interactive Fiction
INFO 490 Seminar in Global Informatics: Computational Propaganda & Media Manipulation

Office Address

Library and Information Science Building
501 E Daniel St,
Champaign, IL 61820

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Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, Within the Walls: War, trauma, and recovery in Dubrovnik.

Award Date: Dec 15 2001


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