In my research, I explore the development of citizen orientations to their democratic political systems from the perspective of digital technologies, leisure and politics, and political psychology. The central question I aim to answer in my work is: how do activities and interests that are not primarily political shape individuals’ political behavior? Much of the evidence I marshal comes from studies of young democratic citizens, though I also contribute to understanding political behavior more broadly across age groups and societies over time. Over the next few years, I plan to further these projects, refining and expanding them to generate knowledge about the intersection between leisurely pursuits—such as videogames and sports—and political engagement.

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