Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Associate Professor; Affiliated Faculty
352 Newhouse 2
As an actively interdisciplinary scholar, L'Pree has collaborated with researchers across a wide variety of disciplines including psychology, communications, anthropology, sociology, political science, medicine and engineering.
Prior to joining the faculty at Newhouse, she held teaching and research positions at the University of Southern California and Loyola Marymount University. Her research has been funded through the National Institutes of Health, the California HIV/AIDS Research Program and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
In her most recent book, "20th Century Media and the American Psyche: A Strange Love" (Routledge, 2021), L’Pree bridges media theory, psychology, and interpersonal communication by describing how our relationships with media emulate the relationships we develop with friends and romantic partners through their ability to replicate intimacy, regularity and reciprocity.