Location and Participation: Political Protest in Traditional and Non-Traditional States

Document Type

Digital Project

Date of Creation

Summer 2018


digital scholarship, GIS, Hispanic populations, immigrant populations, political participation


This project looks at political participation and immigrant populations in “traditional” and “non-traditional” locations. As the most inclusive form of political participation, I chose to focus on protest. The protests compared are the Anti-Immigration Reform protests of 2006 and the support for DACA in 2017. The protests are compared between “traditional” and “non-traditional” locations, traditional meaning areas that have attracted immigrant populations throughout American history and non-traditional meaning areas that have recently drawn immigrants. This study looks specifically at California (traditional), Georgia, North Carolina, and Nebraska (non-traditional). To further analyze these protests, certain demographic factors that have been shown to influence participation were mapped using ArcGIS Online. These maps were analyzed to draw conclusions about political protest in 2017.


Final project for the 2018 Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellows Program at Bertrand Library, Bucknell University.

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