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What role does social media play in protest?

As part of their Aesthetics of Protest research, Dr Olu Jenzen, Senior Lecturer in Media Studies, and Dr Aidan McGarry, Principal Lecturer in Politics, looked at the 2013 Gezi Park protests to examine the role of shared images and social media. Olu’s research focuses on the politics of aesthetic form as it intersects with debates of gender, activism, marginalised communities and social media, which Aiden’s research focuses on political representation and participation of minority and marginalised communities.

Read their Open Democracy article Gezi Park: how did visual communication between protesters help create a movement? and find out more about their Aesthetics of Protest research.

Dr Olu Jenzen is course leader of our Media Studies BA(Hons)


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