Mary Joyce is a researcher and consultant in global digital activism. She travels the world giving public talks and training activists how to use digital tools for social and political change. Mary is also currently Program Manager of the Digital Activism Research Project at the University of Washington, a project she co-founded. Previously, Mary was New Media Operations Manager for President Obama’s 2008 national campaign and edited the anthology Digital Activism Decoded, published in 2010. Her consulting site is maryjoyce.com. Mary lives in Seattle and can be contacted at mjoyce AT uw DOT edu.
Selected Media Coverage:
- Slacktivists, Unite! Social Media Campaigns Aren’t Just Feel-Good Back Patting (Digital Trends)
- Sign of the Times: How Change.org and e-Petitions Have Given Campaigns New Life (Metro UK)
- Does Online “Slacktivism” Reduce Charitable Giving? (New Scientist)
- The Pink Equal Sign Facebook Campaign: Powerful Solidarity Or Empty Slacktivism? (International Business Times)
Are you looking for the Meta-Activism Project? Sorry, it doesn’t exist anymore. This site is now Mary’s blog. The research projects associated with MAP (Global Digital Activism Data Set, Civil Resistance 2.0, Essential Readings in Digital Activism) have moved to the new Digital Activism Research Project (www.digital-activism.org). Division of labor: Mary’s speculative work on digital activism is here, empirical work is on the DARP site.