About Us

Our special emphasis is the profundity of the commonplace: the notion that everyday actions and items — often considered too mundane for academic study — have deep and long-lasting impacts on humans, their surroundings, and the environment.
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Meet the Director

bond_profileTami Bond is the Nathan M. Newmark Distinguished Professor of Civil and Enviornmental Engineering at Illinois. She is also a 2014 Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.