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Lauren Camacci

Lauren Camacci

Graduate Assistant in Communication Arts and Sciences

Center for Democratic Deliberation Dissertation Fellow (2016-2017)

316 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802

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  1. B.A., The College of Wooster, 2011
  2. M.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 2014
  3. Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, anticipated completion 2017
  4. Minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Lauren Camacci is a rhetorical critic with special interest in Critical Studies of Men and Masculinity, Cold War history, and popular culture. Her dissertation work focuses on hegemonic American masculinity in the Nixon presidential years by analyzing the rhetoric of and surrounding President Richard Nixon. Lauren is currently a Dissertation Fellow for the Center for Democratic Deliberation at The McCourtney Institute for Democracy. She served as the Assistant Director of the Basic Course for the 2015-2016 academic year, and she served as the CAS Graduate Forum President the previous year. Lauren has taught CAS 100C (Message Analysis) and CAS 175 (Persuasion and Propaganda), and 20 sections of CAS 100A (Public Speaking). Lauren is also an active member of the growing field of Scholarly Studies of Harry Potter, with two publications (one published, one under contract) on the subject as well as serving on the executive board and future editorial board for that field's academic journal.