Lauren Copeland

I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), a Part-Time Lecturer for the Department of Political Science at John Carroll University, and a Part-Time Lecturer for the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. Previously, I was Instructor at UCSB. 

My research examines how changing values and communication technologies affect political behavior and public opinion. This work has been published in the Journal of Information Technology & Politics, New Media & Society, American Politics Research, Political Studies, and Social Science Computer Review. I have also co-authored a chapter in an edited volume with CQ Press. One additional research manuscript is at the revise and resubmit stage with a peer-reviewed journal, one article manuscript is under review, and three article manuscripts are in preparation. I completed my Ph.D. in Political Science at UCSB in August 2013, with an emphasis in American politics and political communication.