How National Advocates Encourage Conservative Activism on America's College Campuses

Amy J. Binder and Kate Wood
University of California, San Diego

"Student activism" brings leftists to mind, but right-leaning students are politically engaged too. Encouraged by national groups, a provocative style of activism flourishes at state universities, and a more intellectual style prevails at leading private universities.

Read the brief by Binder and Wood here; and learn more about their new book Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives (Princeton University Press, 2012).

Amy Binder's research and media contributions focus on U.S. conservatives, social movements, and political conflicts about schools and school curricula.

Kate Wood is a PhD candidate in Sociology, who does innovative research on the beliefs and experiences of college students.

February, 2013