Beth Hallowell serves as AFSC’s Communications Research Director, where she focuses on narrative change. Her research at AFSC explores the role of media in shaping national discourse in the U.S., with the aim of developing tools for advocates and journalists to ‘change the narrative’ on war and violence. Most recently, she authored the report “Mixed messages: How the media covers violent extremism and what you can do about it.”

Prior to AFSC, Beth’s research and program work focused on culture and health inequality in the Americas. Her research has been published in Feminist Formations and Anthropology News and she has reviewed books for Transforming Anthropology. Her forthcoming publications include a series of articles about the impact of the Obamacare rollout on maternity care and a textbook chapter for healthcare providers on emergency obstetrical care in Guatemala. Beth received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, where she is currently a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology.

Beth’s work on extremism in the news has appeared in Public News Service. She also runs AFSC’s media analysis blog, Media Uncovered. Followe her on Twitter at @bethhallowell.