Lauren J. DeCarvalho
Associate Professor with Tenure
What I do
I am an associate professor in the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies, where I teach film history, theory and criticism courses.
social justice; women's mass incarceration; feminisms
- Ph.D., Mass Communications, Penn State University, 2013
- MA, Media Studies, Penn State University, 2009
- BA, Broadcast Journalism, Penn State University, 2006
Licensure / Accreditations
- Teaching Online Short Course Certificate
- International Association for Media and Communication Research
- Society for Cinema and Media Studies
- International Communication Association
Currently, I am analyzing depictions of prison, on topics that include portrayals of incarcerated women, mental health issues, and the prison as a workplace. Previously, I examined 590 television episodes, from American sitcoms on both broadcast and cable, to better understand the changing nature of the televisual workplace during the most recent post-recessionary era.
Areas of Research