Lara Martin Lengel, Ph.D.


  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-7653
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  • Address: 314 Kuhlin Center


As a researcher of international communication and critical intercultural communication studies, my work addresses gender and identity in transnational performance studies, spiritual communication, and how communication can advance social, economic, and environmental justice. My research is published in, among others, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Text and Performance Quarterly, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Journal of Health Communication, Feminist Media Studies, and Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. Grants awards total nearly $500,000 for research and co-directed partnership development programs from U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Program and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Fulbright Program.


Ph.D. Mass Communication, Ohio University
M.S. Mass Communication, Miami University
B.A. Musicology, Miami University

Courses Taught:

Communicating in Global Contexts
Topics in Communication:  Environmental Communication
Intercultural Communication
International Communication
Ethics in Communication
Political Communication
Technology for Transnational Communication
Interpretive Research Methods in Media & Communication
Humanistic Research Methods
Graduate Seminar: Gender and Communication

Vitae in PDF

Select Representative Works:

Lengel, L. (2018). Mediated memory work and resistant remembering of wartime sexual violence, 1992–1995. Feminist Media Studies18(2), 325-328.

Tetteh, D., & Lengel, L. (2017). The urgent need for health impact assessment:  Proposing a transdisciplinary approach to the e-waste crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa. Global Health Promotion24(2), 35-42.

Lengel, L., & Holdsworth, H. (2015). Enacting social change along the cultural identity spectrum: Intercultural identity construction in faith-based community organizations. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication8(3), 249-267.

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