Erin M. Kamler Erin M. Kamler
kamler [at] usc [dot] edu

Erin Kamler is an award-winning writer, composer and doctoral student whose research focuses on using the arts as a tool for political communication. Her dissertation project engages a study of the trafficking of women in Thailand and critiques the State Department-driven anti-trafficking movement through the lens of culture and feminist international relations. Conversationally fluent in the Thai language, Erin has conducted qualitative fieldwork with anti-trafficking NGOs, government actors, female migrants and trafficking survivors and she is currently developing a new musical, LAND OF SMILES, as part of her research. Erin’s work has been published in the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, the International Journal of Communication and the International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. She holds a BA in music composition from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in public diplomacy from USC's Annenberg School. To learn more about Erin’s work please visit