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, 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. Complete Bio

Faculty Collaborators

  • Idan 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. Complete Bio
  • Oana Albu, Marketing and Management, University of Southern Denmark
    Complete Bio

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
    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, a senior Paterno Fellow majoring in anthropology, French language and literature, and history
  • Kathryn Lewis, a junior majoring in global and international studies, and Spanish
  • Luisina Kemanian-Leites, a sophomore Paterno Fellow majoring in international politics with minors in Arabic and Spanish

Former Lab Members 

  • Erin Brown, a Paterno Fellow who complted a double major in communication arts and sciences and women's studies with a minor in rhetoric and a certificate in Holocaust and genocide studies