Episode 181: Social Movements w/ Dr. Fernando Tormos-Aponte

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Dr. Fernando Tormos-Aponte, an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins University. During the interview, they discuss his efforts and identity as a scholar-activist (33:15), the defining characteristics of social movements (37:40), and the role of social media in movement building (41:10). They also have a conversation about his research on how social movements cope with internal divisions (45:30) as well as the factors that stifle social movements (49:00), including protesting while Black and resource constraints. They close the episode by discussing political struggles and movements in Puerto Rico (51:40), the Black Lives Matter movement (1:00:30), and the #StopAsianHate campaign (1:09:50).

Other Topics Include:

00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne

10:10 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News

28:30 - Introduction of Today’s Topic

31:10 - Learn More About Dr. Fernando Tormos-Aponte

1:18:16- Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview


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  • Dr. Fernando Tormos-Aponte - http://www.fernandotormos.com

  • Twitter - @fernandotormos

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