Digitally-enabled activism

"Chiapas - Distrito 03" (CC BY-NC 2.0) by dimitridfWhat does the appropriation of digital network affordances mean for participation in civic organizations? Has the ‘crowd’ replaced more organizationally-brokered forms of collective action, or are organizations still central? My research contributes to agenda of connective action and online participation more broadly by conceptualizing crowd participation in activism and advocacy, its impact on organizational forms and on polrization of political discourse.

Projects and working papers
  • R&R     ‘The ‘Crowd-Factor’ in Collective Action Online: Comparing Protest Communication Styles of Thai Facebook Pages’ with Aim Sinpeng.
  • ‘Conceptualizing and measuring ‘crowd’ participation in civic activism: The case of domestic election monitoring’. Presented at IPSA 2016.