Event Title

The School of Education and Social Sciences

Event Website

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiHw7sFQ-n6Xz2fVTqsaU1Q

Start Date

19-4-2022 9:30 AM

End Date

19-4-2022 9:55 AM

Description

Presentation

Title: Social Networks Impact on Protest Movements

Principal Investigator: Dr. Marcya Burden

Co-Investigator: Professor Savonna Greer

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Abstract

In the wake of social unrest in our country, protest movements have been captured like never before. As the protest movements have evolved, so has its source of coverage. Long gone are the days of print media being our only glimpse into the action surrounding a protest. Now with social networks such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, we have access to real time video footage of protest movements that can reach millions of people within seconds. This research project will study social networks and its importance in protest movements. The goal is to provide a blueprint for students to use social networks in a way that will further protest movements in the United States and around the world.

Biography

Biography

Principal Investigator

Dr. Marcya Burden is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She is a graduate of Oakwood University with a B.A. in Political Science and Minor in Mathematics. Upon graduating from Oakwood, she attended Valparaiso University School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor and her LLM in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law. She worked in legal aid and corporate law before transitioning into her current role as Pre-Law Program Director/Honors Program Director/Assistant Professor at Oakwood University. Dr. Burden has conducted research in the areas of science, government, and law. She is a certified professional legal researcher by LexisNexis. Her work has been published in both legal and educational journals and magazines across the United States.

Co-Investigator

Savonna Greer is originally from sunny California, but recently transplanted to Huntsville, Alabama. She is a graduate of Walla Walla University with a B.A. in History and Minor in Spanish. Upon graduating from Walla Walla, she attended California State University, Fresno where she earned her M.A. in History. She taught at the secondary and community college levels before transitioning into her current role as Assistant Professor of History and the International Relations program coordinator at Oakwood University. She is also in the process of earning her Ph.D. in History from The University of Alabama. Ms. Greer specializes in American History, specifically the subtopics of immigration, identity, race, and ethnicity. Her work has been shared at numerous conferences as well as a publication in the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists.

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Apr 19th, 9:30 AM Apr 19th, 9:55 AM

The School of Education and Social Sciences

Presentation

Title: Social Networks Impact on Protest Movements

Principal Investigator: Dr. Marcya Burden

Co-Investigator: Professor Savonna Greer

https://ouscholars.oakwood.edu/annual_faculty_research_symposium/2022/schedule/3