Erin Kamler served as a Research Associate at the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy during the spring semester of 2012. She is an award-winning playwright and composer whose interest in public diplomacy began when she studied in Thailand as an AFS exchange student. Erin has conducted research at the Development Education Programme for Daughters and Communities, an NGO in Northern Thailand dedicated to preventing child trafficking, and two of her papers on trafficking and Thai national identity have been published in academic journals in Thailand and India.
A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Erin earned a master’s degree in Public Diplomacy at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism / School of International Relations, and she will be starting her doctoral work at Annenberg in the fall of 2012 with a focus on cultural diplomacy and political communication.
More information about Erin, and her successes as playwright and musician can be found at www.erinkamler.net.