This resource shares seven key educator-oriented insights from the January 2014 Connected Learning TV "Storytelling and Digital Age Civics" webinar series. Organized by the Media Activism and Participatory Politics (MAPP) Project at USC and its partners, the series brought together prominent young (and youngish) artists and activists and asked to share their experiences with using stories to achieve cultural, social and political change.
Sangita is the Research Director of Henry Jenkins’ Media Activism & Participatory Politics (MAPP) project based at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at University of Southern California (http://ypp.dmlcentral.net/). Her work focuses on the intersection between popular culture, performance, new media, politics, and globalization. Sangita holds a Ph.D. from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures and MSc. degrees from MIT and LSE. Her book on Bollywood dance and globalization (Is It All About Hips?) was published by SAGE Publications in 2011. Drawing on her background in Indian dance and new media is also the founder of Bollynatyam’s Global Bollywood Dance Project.