Lauren Copeland

Associate Director of the Community Research Institute

and Assistant Professor of Political Science


Copeland, L. & Atkinson, L. (2016). Political Consumption: Ethics, Participation and Civic Engagement. In T. Newholm, A. Chatzidakis, M. Carrington, & D. Shaw (Eds.), Ethics and Morality in Consumption: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. New York: Routledge.

Copeland, L. & Smith, E.R.A.N. (2014). Consumer Political Action on Climate Change. In Y. Wolinsky-Nahmias (Ed.), Climate Change Policy and Civic Society. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press. (link)

Copeland, L. & Hasell, A. (2014). Framing Effects on People's Wilingness to Purchase Nanotechnology Applications in the U.S. In C. Coenen, A. Dijkstra, C. Fautz, J.S. Guivant, K. Konrad, C. Milburn & H. Van Lente (Eds.), Studies of new and emerging technologies. Berlin: IOS Press.


Book Chapters

Hasell, A., Copeland, L. & Bimber, B. (in press). Collective Action Frames, Advocacy Organizations, and Protests over Same-Sex Marriage in the Contemporary Media Environment. International Journal of Communication.

Becker, A.B. & Copeland, L. (2016). Networked Publics: How Connective Social Media Use Facilitates Political Consumerism among LGBT Americans. Journal of Information Technology & Politics​, 13(1): 22-36. (link)

Cleveland, D.A., Copeland, L., Glasgow, G., McGinnis, M.V., & Smith, Eric R.A.N. (2016). The Influence of Environmentalism on Attitudes towards Local Agriculture and Urban Expansion. Society and Natural Resources, 29(1): 88-103. (link)


Bimber, B., Cantijoch, M., Copeland, L. & Gibson, R. (2015). Digital Media and Political Participation: The Moderating Role of Political Interest Across Acts and Over Time. Social Science Computer Review, 33(1): 21-42. (link)

​Copeland, L. & Bimber, B. (2015). Research Note on Variation in the Relationship between Digital Media Use and Political Participation in U.S. Elections over Time, 1996-2012: Does Obama's Re-election Change the Picture? Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 12(1): 74-87. (link)

Copeland, L. & Roemmele, A. (2014). Beyond the Base? Political Parties, Citizen Activists, and Digital Media Use in the 2009 German Federal Election Campaign. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 11(2): 169-185. (link)

Copeland, L. (2014). Value Change and Political Action: Postmaterialism, Political Consumerism, and Political Participation. American Politics Research, 42(2): 257-282. (link)

​Gil de Zúñiga, H., Copeland, L. & Bimber, B. (2013). Political Consumerism: Civic Engagement and the Social Media Connection. New Media & Society, 16(3): 488-506. (link)

Copeland, L. (2014). Conceptualizing Political Consumerism: How Citizenship Norms Differentiate Boycotting from Buycotting. Political Studies, 62: 172-186. (link)

Bimber, B. & Copeland L. (2013). Digital Media and Political Participation over Time in the U.S. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 10(2): 125-137. (link)

Journal Articles

Publications