Lauren Feldman is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University. Her current research emphasizes three primary areas of interest: climate change communication, partisan media and misinformation, and comedy and social change.
Feldman’s research has been published in more than thirty peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as in several edited volumes. She is co-author of the book, A Comedian and an Activist Walk into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice (University of California Press, 2020). Her work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie-Knight Task Force on Journalism, the Spanish Ministry of Science, among other funders, and has been recognized with various academic awards.
Feldman earned her Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008.