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Audio: UVM Professor Interviewed on VPR’s “Mudbloods and Millennials” Show

UVM professor Jack Gierzynski, author of Harry Potter and the Millennials: Research Methods and the Politics of the Muggle Generation, is featured on a VPR episode examining the formation of political values in the millennial generation. The show discusses the effects of stories on young adult’s political values, with particular emphasis on the J.K. Rowling series. Gierzynski argues that the near universally read books have had powerful effects on the youngest voting generation: “Our culture is dominated by storytelling… and there’s an awful lot of politically relevant material in there.” Listen…