Lauren Copeland

Politics and Data Science Nerd


I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and the Associate Director of the Community Research Institute (CRI) at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio. My research lies at the intersection of political communication, political behavior, and public opinion. One focus of my work is on the relationship between digital media use and political participation. A current project, for instance, uses data analytics and machine learning tools to analyze how organizations use Twitter to mobilize issue publics around LGBT equality. I also study long-standing problems of how digital media use influences political behavior more generally.