Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld

Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld

Assistant Professor
Ladder Faculty

Office: 6347 Public Affairs


Phone: (310)825-0471

Curriculum Vitae


Professor Steinert-Threlkeld studies protest dynamics, focusing on how individuals’ social networks and affect their decision to protest.  He has studied protests during the Arab Spring as well as in Ukraine, Venezuela, Hong Kong, and South Korea.  He has shown that people are more motivated to protest when they learn about it from people near them in their social network and that support for Russian intervention was lower amongst Ukrainians than is commonly believed.  Forthcoming work analyzes the effect of taxing social media and how protester and state violence affects subsequent protest size and protester demographics.