Jennifer Evans head shotFour scholars of social movements, protest, and political culture examine the perceived “crisis of democracy” and the extension of authoritarianism from comparative and historical standpoints. Panelists include experts on Chinese, Brazilian, central European, and US history. This was the Crisis of Democracy Roundtable, part of the American Historical Association’s Virtual AHA series. (The invitational panel was originally envisioned as part of the regular program but was transformed into a virtual event following pandemic restrictions.)

The panel was chaired by Janet Ward of the University of Oklahoma. The expert panelists included Carleton History Professor Jennifer Evans, along with Joseph Crespino from Emory University, Jerry Dávila from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom from the University of California, Irvine.