MC Research Areas
Global media, journalism and international news, social change, development, communication about global development, social and behavior change campaigns
Lauren Kogen (PhD) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Production at Temple University. Her research addresses 1) communication for development and social change, both domestically and abroad (focusing on issues including the empowerment of marginalized groups, violence against women, and peacebuilding); and 2) communication about development and social change work, and specifically, how development-related issues and events are framed for American audiences in the mainstream news media. Much of her work also focuses on evaluations of communication-for-development interventions.