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Associate Director, Community Research Institute
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

Lauren Copeland

Lauren Copeland

Associate Director, Community Research Institute
Assistant Professor 

Ph.D., M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A., DePaul University

Dr. Lauren Copeland is a self-described “politics and data science nerd,” with research activities that lie at the intersection of political communication, political behavior and public opinion, and a current focus on the relationship between digital media use and political participation. She earned both a doctorate and Master of Arts in political science from University of California, Santa Barbara and a Bachelor of Arts from DePaul University in Chicago.