YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

Ainsley LeSure

Ainsley LeSure is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Her research integrates the critical insights and methodological approaches of postructuralist feminist theory with theoretical perspectives on race and racism. She is completing her dissertation entitled, "An Interpretive Malady: Toward a Political-Worldly Account of Racism and Resistance."