Elizabeth Lance

Falk Director of Research

Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Lance serves as Director of the Falk Office of Research Development. She works closely with faculty and staff colleagues to provide research development support in service to the College’s mission of producing high-quality, high-impact faculty scholarship.

Dr. Lance has over a decade of experience in international higher education in the Middle East and South Asia. She established the Research Office at Northwestern University’s international campus in Qatar, where she supported both faculty and undergraduate students in securing extramural and intramural funding. Lance was a Fulbright U.S. Student Fellow to Nepal in 2008-09, and a recipient of a U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship to study in Bangladesh in 2012 and 2013. She speaks Nepali fluently and is conversant in Bangla.

Dr. Lance’s dissertation research focused on representations of women in the Qatari press and among social media influencers in Qatar. The most significant findings of her research indicated that while women appear in the English-language press in Qatar far less frequently than men, the rate at which they do appear surpasses the global average as measured by the Global Media Monitoring Project.


Ph.D. Media and Cultural Studies, Newcastle University at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

M.A. Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

B.A. Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin—Madison, Madison, Wisconsin