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.

Raffi Sarkissian

Raffi Sarkissian is a Ph.D student USC's Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism with an MA in Critical Studies (USC Schoof of Cinematic Arts). His academic interests include studying representation in pop culture, particularly television and online media. His work focuses on the intersections of Hollywood culture, celebrity activism, and production of LGBT rights rhetoric and minority narratives.