The Protest Song and Political Participation

Esteban Manuel Fernandez

November 30, 2022 12:00PM Millikan Room, E53-482

Please join us on Wednesday, November 30th for our next American Politics speaker. Esteban Manuel Fernandez will be presenting his work titled, “The Protest Song and Political Participation.” Here is a brief abstract:
Protest music’s most commonly hypothesized role in politics is as a facet of social movements. Qualitative work has shown that organizers and participants believe that music is important for participation, organization, and persuasion. I will provide an experimental test of these claims. Do protest songs increase willingness to participate in a social movement and does the protest song influence beliefs about the subject of the protest movement? This project is in the very early stages and I hope to pair the experimental design with an observational component.