Name: Laurel Felt
Graduation Year: 2014
Current Position: Lecturer in Communication at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism; Research consultant at Common Sense Media
First Position After Graduation: Executive Director of the Student Voice Project
Research Area: Children and Media; Media Literacy; Social and Emotional Learning/Character Education; Experiential Learning; Pedagogies of Play
Recent Publications and Presentations:
Belanger, J., Felt, L.J., Luera, W., & M.W. Robbgrieco. (November 20, 2015). Laughing to Learn: How Humor Communication Supports Media Education— a workshop blending theoretical inquiry, textual analysis, ethnographic research and participatory performance. Workshop co-facilitated at International Media Education Summit, Boston, MA.
Cayetano, C., Felt, L.J., Love, K., Mutua, E.M., Sindelar, K., Wentzel, B., & E. Yook. (November 19, 2015). Experiential Learning in the Communication Center: Embracing Opportunities in the K-12 Community. Short course co-presented at 101st Annual National Communication Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Felt, L.J. (2013). Follow the Money: Implicit Messages in Children’s Texts on Activism. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 5(2), pp. 188-199.
Felt, L.J., & Greenberg, E. (2013). Changing Through Laughter with "Laughter for a Change". In J. Teitle (Ed.), The Other 17 Hours: Valuing Out-of-School Time [Special issue]. Bank Street Occasional Paper Series, 30.
Felt, L.J., Vartabedian, V., Literat, I., & Mehta, R. (2012). Explore Locally, Excel Digitally: A Participatory Learning After-school Program for Enriching Citizenship On- and Offline. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 4(3), pp. 213-228.
Ph.D. Dissertation: "Towards 21st Century Learning: Culture, Process, and Skills"; Committee: Henry Jenkins (chair), Patricia Riley and Virginia Kuhn.
Website/Twitter: laurelfelt.org / @laurelfelt
Favorite thing about USC Annenberg: Community and opportunity. With the companionship of friends and teachers, I explored myriad facets of communication scholarship and application both inside and outside of the classroom. These relationships, seminars, projects, and research engagements have enriched my life, and I am grateful.