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.

Diana Lee

Diana Lee is a Ph.D. student at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and a member of the Media, Activism, and Participatory Politics (MAPP) research team. Her work explores representations of race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, and other interlocking aspects of identity in U.S. media and popular culture. Specifically, she focuses on portrayals of Asians and Asian-Americans, implications of stereotypical and limited representation, and the educational and empowering potential of counter-narratives in networked participatory cultures.