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.

Nathan Riemer

Nathan Riemer is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago. His work with the Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network and the Black Youth Project focuses on the ways black youth activists use new media to advance their political commitments. His research interests are in social movements, new/social media, and urban sociology.