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.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans is an Affiliated Researcher at the Civic Engagement Research Group at University of California, Riverside. Her research focuses on the digital literacies and the strategies for cultivating digital imagination that empower youth civic action.  Her background includes graduate work in Comparative Literature on the relationship between literature, music and folk traditions at San Francisco State, UC Davis, and music and literature studies at the Sorbonne and Schola Cantorum in France and the Universidad Internacional Menéndez-Pelayo and Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. She is also an interdisciplinary artist working to create moments of community performance.