2013 • 5 years • Digital Media & Learning
Since 2010, Mills College has hosted the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics, which, in its first phase, explored whether and how youth are using digital tools and networks for political engagement, and new practices and dynamics that are facilitated by widespread availability and use of new media. This grant funds a second phase, in which the Network will examine new pathways to, and the consequences, quality, quantity, and response by institutions to, participatory politics, and gain a better understanding of how educators, policymakers, designers, and youth can work to strengthen young peoples’ engagement with participatory politics.
2010 • 3 years • Digital Media & Learning
To support the research network on youth, new media, and public participation (over three years).
2009 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning
To fund the first phase of a research network on youth, new media, and public participation.
2006 • 3 years • Digital Media & Learning
In support of a longitudinal quantitative study of the effect of digital media on young people's current and future civic commitments and engagements (over three years).