Beth Karlin, HI’s 2011 Junior Science Fellow, presented preliminary findings from her recent study of Invisible Children at the 2012 International Studies Convention in San Diego. Karlin’s paper, Power through Participation: Impacts of Youth Involvement in Invisible Children, examines how the organization uses media to mobilize and engage youth to promote social change.
Karlin’s extensive survey represents one of the most systematic studies of Invisible Children, an organization that recently captured worldwide media attention with the release of its highly viral “Kony 2012″ video. Her paper discusses ways in which Invisible Children’s network has increased civic capacity among its young members and supporters.
To download a draft of the paper, click here.