Children, Media and Conflict Zones Lab

People

Initiative Conveners

Yael Warshel (convener) Bellisario College of Communications and Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State

Idan Shalev (co-convener), Biobehavioral Health and Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, Penn State

Oana Albu, (co-convener) Marketing and Management, University of Southern Denmark

Lab Director

Yael Warshel HeadshotYael Warshel, Bellisario College of Communications and Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State
Dr. Warshel works at the intersection between international media, child, and conflict analysis, practice and policy specializing in peace communication.

Faculty Collaborators

Idan Shalev HeadshotIdan Shalev, Biobehavioral Health and Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, Penn State
Dr. Shalev’s research leverages behavioral, physiological and molecular methods as it relates to stress and aging across the life span.

Oana Albu, Marketing and Management, University of Southern Denmark
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Graduate Research Assistants

Current Lab Members

Kara Roop Miheretu
A third year Ph.D. dual title candidate in early childood education and comparative international education development

Former Lab Members

Aya Al Khatib HeadshotAya Al Khatib
Aya recently earned her master’s degree in media studies from Penn State, where she also earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in political science. In between her undergraduate and graduate years, she worked for the Communications division of UNICEF Jordan.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Current Lab Members

Pablo Gutierrez HeadshotPablo Gutierrez, a senior Rock Ethics Institute and Paterno Fellow majoring in anthropology, French language and literature, and history

Kathryn Lewis HeadshotKathryn Lewis, a junior Rock Ethics Institute Fellow majoring in global and international studies, and Spanish

Luisina Kemanian-LeitesLuisina Kemanian-Leites, a sophomore Paterno Fellow majoring in international politics with minors in Arabic and Spanish

Former Lab Members 

Erin Brown HeadshotErin Brown, a Rock Ethics Institute and Paterno Fellow double majoring in communication arts and sciences and women's studies with a minor in rhetoric and a certificate in Holocaust and genocide studies