Lauren Copeland

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

My research examines how changing values and communication technologies affect political behavior and public opinion. My 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.