Liz Lance is the research manager at Northwestern University in Qatar, where she oversees the university’s grant portfolio, both pre- and post-award. She works closely with faculty in identifying funding opportunities and shepherding proposals to submission. Lance also conducts research on gender and the media.

She earned her PhD in media and cultural studies from Newcastle University, and holds an MA from the Missouri School of Journalism, where she served as the assistant editor of the scholarly journal Visual Communication Quarterly and a producer for the Global Journalist radio program on KBIA-FM. Her BA in Languages and Cultures of Asia is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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. Lance has earned several Top Paper awards at annual conferences of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), as well as the 2018 Mary Gardner Award for Graduate Student Research from the AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women.