I explore the underlying mechanics of activism.
After studying this topic for almost a decade I’ve come to believe that there is no one tool, one issue, one region, that matters most. These are distractions and artificial divisions. Rather, there is one struggle for the dignity of all living things, and it is a struggle that’s fought every day in a thousand different ways.
I currently study and conduct research at the University of Washington and give talks and trainings around the world on how citizens use digital media to bring about social and political change. While I’ve been focusing on digital media use in activism for a while, I think that’s only part of the picture.
Previously, I was Associate Director of the Digital Activism Research Project at UW, which I co-founded in 2012. I was also editor of the volume Digital Activism Decoded, which was published in 2010. On the practice side, I was named New Media Operations Manager for President Obama’s first national campaign in 2008. I’ve lived in a number of countries, including Morocco, India, Ghana, and Chile, and currently live in the city of Seattle.
You can be contact me at mjoyce AT uw DOT edu or by using the form below or my Twitter handle, @MetaActivism.
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