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LAUREN KOGEN

LaurenKogen.com
Lauren.Kogen@temple.edu
Office phone : 215-204-6306
updated May 2022

EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

M.A., New York University, New York City, NY, 2007

Fulbright Scholar, University of Barcelona, Spain, 2003-2004

B.A., Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 2001

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2014-current: Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies and Production, Lew Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University

2012-2014: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

2008-2012 Research Assistant, Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

2011 (Fall): Adjunct Instructor, Temple University

2008-2012: Research and Teaching Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

HONORS & AWARDS

Temple University Summer Research Award, 2016-2017

Annenberg Summer Research Fellowship, 2008-2012

ICA Top Paper Award in Mass Communication for paper, Defined and delivered: Social networks, homophily theory, and the risks of online targeted advertising, 2010

ICA Top Paper Award in Global Communication for paper, Savage deregulation in Thailand:  Expanding Hallin & Mancini’s European model, 2009

Full tuition and research stipend, Annenberg School for Communication, 2007-2012  

Fulbright Scholarship, Barcelona, Spain, 2003. Conducted original research on Spanish film policy and the effect of new digital technologies on Spain’s film industry

GRANTS & PROJECTS

Co-Investigator and co-supervisor, with Dr. Deborah Cai, Communication for Urban Health Scholars (CURBS), Summer 2022. In partnership with and support from the Katz School of Medicine, Temple Health/The Temple Lung Center, and Temple’s Center for Urban Bioethics (CUB), Dr. Deborah Cai and I created and currently oversee the CURBS program. The project investigates barriers preventing North Philadelphia residents from receiving lung and chest health screenings. Eight students (five undergraduate and three graduate) engage and interact with members of specific North Philadelphia communities to learn about their needs, fears, hesitations, and interests in seeking improved lung health. Over two and a half months, CURBS students complete the design and development of a communications program and campaign for the Healthy Chest Initiative and present the campaign materials and an implementation plan for the communication campaign to medical professionals from CUB, Temple Health, and the Temple Lung Center.

Co-Investigator, with Dr. Deborah Cai, Understanding COVID-19 vaccine reluctance in Philadelphia. 2021-2022. Research project funded through the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, through funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and a grant awarded by the City of Philadelphia from its Covid-related FEMA funding. Research addressed low vaccination rates within poor and underserved neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Co-led team, with Dr. Deborah Cai, of seven people, comprised of three scholars with specialty in communication development and advocacy, two advertising and public relations professionals with expertise in communication campaigns, and two part-time staff.

Principal Investigator, Evaluation of a U.S. domestic violence transitional housing program. Women Against Abuse, Philadelphia. 2018-2020. Conducted evaluation using organization’s program records/data and in-depth interviews with staff and program clients. Included participatory evaluation of interview transcripts with clients from the program. Made recommendations for improving the efficacy of the program.

Principal Investigator. Evaluating global digital rights and privacy. 2018. Conducted midterm evaluation of the Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index, a project funded by the U.S. Department of Rights and Labor to improve corporate policies in the ICT space related to user privacy and freedom of expression.

  • $14,000 (awarded)

Principal Investigator, on behalf of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Assessing impact, evaluating adaptability: A decade of Radio La Benevolencija in Rwanda, Burundi, and the DRC. 2013. Evaluation funded by Radio La Benevolencija. This project evaluated the impact of RLB’s past ten years of peacebuilding work on the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of audiences regarding reconciliation and trauma healing. Conducted through secondary analysis of evaluations, project reports, proposals, and interviews with staff and others.

  • $130,000 (awarded)

Co-Investigator, with Dr. Monroe Price, on behalf of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Half the Sky Movement media & technology engagement initiative for women and girls. 2013-2015. Led evaluation of multi-million dollar USAID-funded project in India and Kenya using film, video, social media, and mobile games to promote positive shifts in gender attitudes. Traveled to India and Kenya to work with implementing organization and NGOs to develop project intervention design; led development of evaluation design.

  • $275,000 (awarded)

Lead Evaluator, on behalf of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Amplifying peace: Testing mobile interaction in Rwanda. 2014. Led grant proposal writing and initiation of research project to test and evaluate the ability of mobile phones and interactive voice response (IVR) systems to amplify the reach of peacebuilding radio programs and collect feedback about programs. Funded by the U.S. Institute of Peace. Left project when I started work at Temple University but co-authored final report.

  • $99,950 (awarded)

Lead Evaluator, on behalf of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Testing a media intervention in Kenya: Vioja Mahakamani, dangerous speech, and the Benesch guidelines. 2013. Evaluation funded by Susan Benesch / the Fetzer Institute.  Conducted a focus group experiment in Nairobi, Kenya to test the effects of a television program designed to inoculate audiences against incitement to violence.

  • $7,500 (awarded)

Research Manager, on behalf of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Reframing local knowledge: ICTs, statebuilding, and peacebuilding in Eastern Africa. 2012-2014. Project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Managed $300,000 grant aimed at increasing collaboration between scholars in the Global North and in Africa in order to better understand the role of ICTs in statebuilding, peacebuilding, and governance, with a particular focus on Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Somaliland. Traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to organize workshop with project partners.

Co-Investigator, with Dr. Monroe Price, on behalf of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Measuring the uptake of research evidence in media development. 2012. Project funded by BBC Media Action. Managed $25,000 research project that included survey design, creation of semi-structured interview guide, training of doctoral students to conduct interviews, content analysis of interviews, and final write-up of report on state of the field with regard to the use of media in development.

PROJECT ADVISING AND CONSULTING

Content Analysis Advisor, 2020 BLM uprisings: An inflection point for criminal justice coverage? 2020-2021. Research project undertaken by the Center for Media, Inequality, and Change, at the University of Pennsylvania, regarding whether the BLM protests changed national narratives and journalistic practices with respect to coverage of police brutality and criminal justice.

Grant Proposal Consultant, ‘Yo Chica’ initiative in Colombia. 2015. Show of Force Film Foundation. Advised on monitoring and evaluation plan for a United Nations grant to address violence against women in Colombia.

Learning Group Discussion Leader, Media & peacebuilding: A discussion of three projects. September 2012. United States Institute of Peace, Washington D.C. Led a two-day workshop, funded by USIP and run by Internews, designed to discuss three USIP projects that used media to promote peacebuilding in fragile regions. Workshop was conducted to assess lessons learned about the role of media in peacebuilding for the three projects and for future USIP projects.

RESEARCH

Blind-Refereed Journal Articles

Kogen, L. (in press). Communicating for social change: A model of communicative power. The International Communication Gazette.

Kogen, L. (2022). From statistics to stories: Indices and indicators as communication tools for social change. The International Journal of Press/Politics. Advance Online Publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/19401612221094246 (PDF of accepted version available here)

Kogen, L. (2022). Better safe than sorry: Examining trauma as an obstacle to empowerment and social change in a U.S. intimate partner violence intervention. Journal of Applied Communication Research 50(2), 189-207. https://doi.org/10.1080/00909882.2021.1978521 (Free, limited download link from publisher here; PDF of accepted version available here.)

Kogen, L. (2019). News you can use or news that moves? Journalists’ rationales for coverage of distant suffering. Journalism Practice 13(1), 1-15. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2017.1400395. (PDF of accepted version available here.)

Kogen, L. and Dilliplane, S. (2019). How media portrayals of suffering influence willingness to help: The role of solvability frames. Journal of Media Psychology 31(2), 92-102. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-1105/a000232. (PDF of accepted version available here.)

Kogen, L. (2019). Small group discussion to promote reflection and social change: A case study of a Half the Sky intervention in India. Community Development Journal 54(4), 695-712. https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsy030. (PDF of accepted version available here.)

Galiardone, I., Kalemera, A., Kogen, L., Nalwoga, L., Stremlau, N. & Wairagala, W. (2015). In search of local knowledge on ICTs in Africa. Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 4(1), 1-15. http://doi.org/10.5334/sta.fv. (PDF of accepted version available here.)

Kogen, L. (2015). For the public good or just good publicity? Celebrities and humanitarianism. Mass Communication and Society 18(1), 37-57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2013.851699. (PDF of accepted version available here.)

Kogen, L. (2015). Not up for debate: U.S. news coverage of hunger in Africa. International Communication Gazette, 77(1), 3-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1748048514556973. (PDF of accepted version available here.)

Kogen, L. and Price, M.E. (2014). Scholar-practitioner collaboration in media-related interventions: A case study of Radio La Benevolencija in Rwanda. International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics, 10(3), 301-312. http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/macp.10.3.301_1. (PDF of accepted version available here.)

Kogen, L. and Gottfried, J.A. (2012). I knew it all along! Evaluating time-of-decision measures in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign. Political Behavior, 34(4), 719-736. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11109-011-9182-9. (PDF of accepted version available here.)

Kogen, L. and Price, M.E. (2011). Deflecting the CNN Effect: Public opinion polling and Livingstonian outcomes. Media, War & Conflict, 4(2), 109-123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1750635211406051. (PDF of accepted version available here).

Kogen, L. (2010). Savage deregulation in Thailand: Expanding Hallin & Mancini’s European model. Media, Culture, and Society, 32(2), 335-345. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443709356148. (PDF of accepted version available here.)

Kogen, L. (2009). Why the message should matter: Genocide and the ethics of global journalism in the ‘mediapolis’. Journal of International Communication, 15(2), 62-78. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13216597.2009.9674751. (PDF of accepted version available here.)

Kogen, L. (2005). The Spanish film industry: New technologies, new opportunities. Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 11(1), 68-86. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/135485650501100106. (PDF of accepted version available here.)

Editor-Reviewed Journal Articles

Kogen, L. (2018). What have we learned here? Questioning accountability in aid policy and practice. Evaluation 24(1), 98-112. https://doi.org/10.1177/1356389017750195. (PDF of accepted version available here).

Kogen, L. (2008). The confusion over culture: Film trade politics and economic rhetoric. Tisch Film Review. 1(2), p. 36-47.

Kogen, L. (2006). Once or twice upon a time: Temporal simultaneity and the ‘Lost’ phenomenon. Film International. 4(2), 44-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/fiin.4.2.44. (PDF of accepted version available here).

Book Chapters

Kogen, L. (2019). Marketplace of ideas or little shop of horrors? Comparing US news coverage of local and distant suffering. In A. Thompson (Ed.) Media and mass atrocity: The Rwanda genocide and beyond (pp. 393-412). CIGI Press.

Kogen, L. (2018). Evaluations and impact assessments in communication for development. In J. Servaes (Ed.) Handbook of communication for development and social change (pp. 118-134). Springer. DOI

Kogen, L. (2018). For celebrity communication about development to do good: Reframing purpose and discourses. In F. Enghel and J. Noske-Turner (Eds.) Communication in international development: Doing good or looking good? Routledge. DOI

Research Reports

Kogen, L. and Smith, B. (2016, Summer). The use of IVR to support monitoring and evaluation of media interventions: A case study of the VOTO system in Rwanda. Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, USA.

Kogen, L. and Esenler, A. (2016). Half the Sky Movement global engagement initiative: Final M&E report. Center for Global Communication Studies, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA.

Kogen, L. (2013). Assessing Impact, Evaluating Adaptability: A Decade of Radio La Benevolencija in Rwanda, Burundi, and the DRC. Center for Global Communication Studies, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA.

Kogen, L. (2013). Testing a Media Intervention in Kenya: Vioja Mahakamani, Dangerous Speech, and the Benesch Guidelines. Center for Global Communication Studies, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA.

Kogen, L. & Sheth, N. (2012). United States Institute of Peace Communication for Peacebuilding Priority Grant Program Learning Group Report. Report written for USIP, facilitated by Internews, Washington, D.C. 

Kogen, L., Arsenault, A., Gagliardone, I., Winneg, K., & Buttenheim, A. (2012). Evaluating media and communication in development: Does evidence matter? Center for Global Communication Studies, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA.

Taylor, M., Kogen, L., & Mbulo, L. (2010). Assessing attitudes and public opinion in Darfur: Frameworks for moving forward and advancing dialogue. Report written for the Center for Global Communication Studies and presented to the U.S. State Department, University of Pennsylvania.

Horner, J. & Kogen, L. (2010). Google Fast Forward Project: Content analysis of marketing professionals’ views on the future of media and advertising. Report written for Google.

Other Publications

Pitts, C. & Kogen, L. (2021, Nov 18). Philly’s unvaccinated aren’t all conspiracy theorists or anti-vaxxers. They’ve just got bigger problems than COVID. Philadelphia Inquirer. Repository PDF

Journal Articles in Progress

Kogen, L., Cai, D.A., Pitts, C., Imms, P., Perkins, M., and Reeves, K. (under review; abstract accepted for special issue on the Covid-19 pandemic). Are people hesitating – or just postponing – to get the Covid-19 vaccine? Vaccine outreach in marginalized urban communities. American Behavioral Scientist.

Conference Presentations

Kogen, L. (2020, July). Participatory evaluation and the co-construction of knowledge: A case study of an intimate partner violence intervention. Presentation at the annual conference of the International Association of Media and Communication Research. Hosted via Zoom, originally scheduled for Tampere, Finland.

Kogen, L. (2019, October). When theory is not so practical: Reconceptualizing ‘theories of change’ in social change projects. Presentation at the annual conference of Global Fusion, Austin, TX.

Kogen, L. (2018, October). The proof is in the participants: Using participatory evaluation to improve CDSC theory. Presentation at the annual conference of Global Fusion, Charlottesville, VA.

Kogen, L. (2017, May). Experiments or experience? Questioning ‘rigor’ in communication for social change evaluations. Presentation at the Congreso Internacional EvalComDev, Cadiz, Spain.

Kogen, L. (2016, October). Communicating about development: Examining the impact of development discourse. Presentation at the annual conference of Global Fusion, Philadelphia, PA.

Kogen, L. (2015, November). The use of media in post-conflict reconciliation and healing: Building theory through evidence from Rwanda. Presentation at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Kogen, L. (2013, October). Incorporating media theory into project design and evaluation: Two case studies. Presentation at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Washington, D.C.

Kogen, L. (2012, November). Defining the geographic boundaries of the U.S. public sphere: Can we go global? Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.

Kogen, L. (2011, October). Apathy, or just confusion?: Presentations of domestic and global suffering in the news. Poster presented at the annual conference of Global Fusion, Philadelphia, PA.

Kogen, L. (2011, July). Celebrities as journalists: Or, what happens when Angelina tries to teach us about Darfur. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Association of Media and Communication Research, Istanbul, Turkey.

Participant (2011, March). Beyond the CNN effect: New approaches to understanding media communications and global politics. Roundtable paper presented at the annual conference of the International Studies Association, Montreal, Canada.

Kogen, L. (2010, June). Defined and delivered: social networks, homophily theory, and the risks of online targeted advertising. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Singapore. 

Kogen, L. (2010, June). I knew it all along! Evaluating time-of-decision measures in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Singapore. 

Kogen, L., Gagliardone, I., & Abbott, S. (2010, February). Policy research and practice in the face of conflict: A case study of public opinion research in Darfur. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA.

Participant (2010, February). Scholars and practitioners communicating across borders: The challenges of international engagement in communication and journalism studies. Roundtable at the annual conference of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA.

Kogen, L. (2009, July). Global media ethics and the representation of genocide: The contrasting roles of journalists and audiences. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Mexico City, Mexico.

Kogen, L. (2009, May). Savage deregulation in Thailand: Expanding Hallin & Mancini’s European Model. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Kogen, L. (2008, June). Patronage, the Ford Foundation, and media reform research. Paper presented at the National Conference on Media Reform, Minneapolis, MN. 

Price, M., Abbott, S., Morgan, L., Gagliardone, I., & Kogen, L. (2008, May). Closing the gap between research and policy making: Case studies of Jordan and Sudan. Presentation delivered with Libby Morgan at the International Communication Association pre-conference on “Bridging Scholar/Activist Divides in the Field of Communication.” Montreal, Canada.

Invited Talks

Participatory evaluation and the co-construction of knowledge. Klein College Graduate Speakers Series, Temple University, September 2020.

Communication for change: Lessons from the (other) field. Communication for Change Minifest: Re-thinking the field. Online research seminar. Loughborough University London, UK. July 2020.

Marketplace of ideas or little shop of horrors? Comparing US news coverage of local and distant suffering. Roundtable: Media and Mass Atrocity: The Rwanda Genocide and Beyond. Ottawa, Canada. December 2017.

The role of public opinion polls in altering public attitudes and Monitoring and evaluation metrics in media interventions. World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute in Communication and Governance Reform, University of Southern California. June 2012.

Popular Press Interviews and Coverage

Braxton, A. (2021, December 17). Solutions with Amadee Braxton: Episode on Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy in Philadelphia [Radio broadcast interview]. WURD Radio.

Menapace, B. (2021). Skate videos and unhoused peopleSecret Magazine.

Parkhill, M. (2017, December 3). Absence of solutions-based journalism deemed problematic in reports of war and mass atrocityMedium.com.

Journalism Research News (2017, November 27). US journalists avoid suggesting solutions to crisesJournalismResearchNews.org.

Culver, S.H. (Producer). (2017, October 3). Media Inside Out. Episode: “The media and tragedy.” TUTV

Jacobson, T. (2014, February 12). Reaching out from the academic groveWorld Bank Blog: People, Spaces, Deliberation.

ReliefWeb (2013, January 15). Communication for peacebuilding. ReliefWeb.net

Thomas, B. (2011, December 19). Playing God on Twitter: Finding religion in 140 characters or lessPhiladelphia Magazine

Issenberg, S. (2011, December 30). The 12 kinds of undecided votersSlate.com.

TEACHING 

Courses

Communication & Development, Temple University, Instructor

Communication Research Methods, Temple University, Instructor

Public Information Media Campaigns, Temple University, Instructor

Development Communication Project Design and Management, Temple University, Instructor

Global Media, Temple University, Instructor

Media & Popular Culture, Temple University, Instructor

Mass Media & Society, University of Pennsylvania, Instructor

Mass Communication and Society, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Spring 2011, Teaching Fellow

Advertising and Society, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2010, Teaching Fellow

Mass Media and Society, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Spring 2010, Teaching Fellow

Communication and Popular Culture, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2009, Teaching Fellow

Communication Behavior, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Spring 2009, Teaching Fellow

Visual Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2007, Teaching Fellow

Service to the Field

Conference Organizer, “Monitoring and Evaluation of Media Programs in Conflict-Affected Regions.” March 2013. This one-day conference, organized together with the U.S. Institute of Peace, brought together staff and evaluators from a variety of media organizations to discuss theories of change, indicators, research methods, and frameworks appropriate for studying media in conflict-affected environments.

 

Discussion Series Organizer, “Monitoring and Evaluation in International Development.” 2012-2013. Series sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Provost’s Interdisciplinary Seminar Fund. This series exposed students and faculty to the ways that different disciplines apply and think about M&E.

 

Conference panel moderator, Global Fusion conference. 2011.

 

Manuscript referee for the following journals:

Communication Reports (2022)

Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved (2022)

Mass Communication & Society (2013, 2015, 2016, 2022)

International Journal of Communication (2015, 2018, 2019, 2021)

Journal of Media Practice (2021)

The American Journal of Distance Education (2020)

Journalism Practice (2020)

Evaluation (2020)

Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (2019, 2020)

Journal of Human Trafficking (2019)

Gender, Technology, and Development (2018)

International Communication Gazette (2017)

Cogent Social Sciences (2017)

Journal of Information Technology (2016)

Public Opinion Quarterly (2013, 2015)

Journal of Communication (2015)

Critical Studies in Media Communication (2014)

American Political Science Review (2013)

Media, War & Conflict (2012)

Canadian Journal of Political Science (2012)

International Interactions (2010)

Service to the Community

Covid-19 Community Vaccination Communications. Webinar training for 32 community-based organizations regarding best practices for Covid-19 vaccination communications, October 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_3NheTKQM0

Community Partner Insights. Presentation to Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health regarding ways to promote Covid-19 vaccinations, August 2021.

Production Experience

Heart and Skull. Documentary produced through NYU’s Culture & Media Certificate Program.
Freelance video production and post-production work, 2001 – 2007. Credits include:
Post-Production Supervisor, film, “The World Was Ours: The Last Jews of Vilna,” aired on WNYC – The Vilna Project
Assoc. Producer, DVD, “Until the Violence Stops: World VDay” – Netflix
Assoc. Producer, film, “Unknown Soldier,” aired on HBO – CL Productions
Production Assistant, “Biography: The Bronte Sisters,” aired on A&E – Working Dog Productions
Animation Supervisor, “Biography: Sylvia Plath,” aired on A&E – Working Dog Productions
Animation Supervisor, “Biography: Leo Tolstoy,” aired on A&E – Working Dog Productions
Editor, film, “Uncertain Hours” – Produced by Shailly Agnihotri
Asst. Editor, “Migration,” aired on the Birdsite Channel – Pangolin Pictures
Asst. Editor, “Tall Blondes,” aired on the Nature Channel – Pangolin Pictures
Asst. Editor, Spanish translation, Pitch tape: “The Business of Being Born” – Produced by Ricki Lake