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Adrian Apaza

Adrian Apaza
Resonant Anger: Online Petitioning and Activist Mobilization
2020 American Democracy Fellowship

Adrian's research through the Center for American Democracy at IRiSS examines how social movements frame social problems to mobilize individuals. He specifically examines whether movements are more effective when their discourse utilizes emotional appeals and whether they target organizations as opposed to their specific leaders (i.e. corporations and governments vs. CEOs and politicians). His work at IRiSS looks at movement support in two different contexts: Black Lives Matter and Genetically Modified Organisms.