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.

Tom Maher

Tom Maher is a postdoctoral researcher interested in the social movements, political sociology, organizations, and culture. He completed his PhD in Sociology at Ohio State in 2013, and he is currently working on interviewing high school and college students in order to understand how the internet and social media tools shape and influence their beliefs about, and participation in, civic engagement.