Schuster, M. T., & Stalker, R. (2019, March). Understanding and supporting student activism: Translating new research into practice. Presentation at American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Annual Convention. Boston, MA.
Since 2015, student involvement in activism has seen a significant rise (Pedris, 2018). Student affairs educators are well positioned to support students as they engage in activism for democratic causes. This session reports original research from three studies drawn from a multi-institutional dataset of 52 qualitative interviews. Rich themes generated from these studies provide a better understanding of the role of activism among Dreamers, student leaders in cultural organizations, and first-year students of color.