Public Outreach

Princeton’s 2017 Day of Action

I co-led a “teach-in” with Chloé Bakalar at Princeton’s 2017 Day of Action. The Day of Action was meant to bring Princetonians together (attendees included university affiliates, as well as community members not affiliated with the university) to discuss the political challenges facing us—in particular how to use our expertise and resources to promote diversity and equality—after the 2016 presidential election. Our session, entitled “Speech & Rhetoric in American Democracy: How Discourse Shapes Activism and Civic Life,” explored how features of public discourse (such as Trump’s “America First” rhetoric and the use of social media) affect the nature of national and transnational civil society.