Meghan Sobel Cohen (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. Dr. Sobel’s research focuses on the role of news media in combatting human rights abuses and humanitarian crises around the world, particularly in East Africa. She has given a TEDx talk about sex trafficking that has been viewed more than one million times and she has published in journals such as Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, International Journal of Communication, Asian Journal of Communication and International Communication Gazette. Her first book, Sex Trafficking and the Media: Perspectives from Thailand and the United States, was published in 2018. She has a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.A. from the University of Denver.