During his fellowship year, Robb Willer plans to write a book detailing strategies for achieving social change in a polarized society. Tentatively titled, The Revolution Will be Analyzed: Strategies for Social Change in Polarized Times, he will explore how various aspects of polarization in the contemporary US – ideological entrenchment, partisan animosity, and media echo chambers – change the game, requiring new strategies from the politicians, activists, and everyday people who seek to change their world.
Willer is a professor of sociology, psychology, and organizational behavior at Stanford University, where he directs the Polarization and Social Change Lab and is co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.
His past research has focused on politics, morality, cooperation, and hierarchy. His work has appeared in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Administrative Science Quarterly, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and elsewhere. His popular writing has appeared in outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Vox.
Willer was a fellow at CASBS in 2012-13. For more information about his work, please visit: https://www.robbwiller.org/