Reading, PA – Albright College’s third annual Spancake Lecture on Political Discourse in America will explore “Gateway Political Behaviors: The frequency and consequences of low-cost political engagement on social media,” at 4:30 p.m., on Sept. 18. Held in McMillan Student Center south lounge, the 2019 Spancake Lecture is free and open to the public.
Analyzing Pew research, 2019 Spancake Lecture presenter Leticia Bode, Ph.D. finds “that many people, including the politically uninterested, do engage in easy political behaviors like liking and commenting on political content on social media. When they do, it can lead to greater political activity offline.”
Bode is a regular researcher and contributor to peer-reviewed academic journals and a provost-distinguished associate professor of communication, culture and technology at Georgetown University.
Albright College’s annual Spancake Lecture on Political Discourse in America if funded by Jenny ’71 and Steven Spancake and coordinated by the college’s Department of Political Science.