Dr. Anthony DiMaggio at Open University of the Left

Join Open University of the Left on Saturday November 10 at 2:30pm at the Lincoln Park Public Library 1150 W. Fullerton Ave. Chicago (cross street Sheffield), free parking, wheelchair accessible (Bus route: 74 Fullerton, Red Line: Fullerton)

Election and Populism in the Era of Trump

Open University of the Left welcomes back Dr. Anthony DiMaggio. Populism in the era of Trump includes both left and right wing components. The popular narrative in the U.S. media is that rising economic insecurity and anxiety is linked to the embrace of right-wing politics and to Trump voting.
DiMaggio takes apart this myth, explaining what factors are really driving the rise of left and right-wing protest in America. His discussion covers popular protests, including the Tea Party, the Madison protests, Occupy Wall Street, the Fight for $15, Trump and Sanders populism, the anti-Trump protests, and #MeToo. He will also discuss the just concluded outcome of the 2018 midterm election with an eye toward examining how citizen discontent and populism impacted voting in the House and Senate.

Anthony DiMaggio is a Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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