Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Politics and International Relations

Reader 1

Thomas Kim

Reader 2

Nancy Neiman

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2022 Madeline C Moore


During the pandemic, I was able to find community through video games. After seeing how powerful the gaming community could be, and also how it has directly affected right politics, I was curious if video games could be utilized for leftist aims. I then researched how games had been used for social justice means by other academics, and found a gap in work surrounding specifically the streaming of video games, and the community made on those platforms. Thus, I decided to answer my research question by raising money for a decidedly leftist organization on the streaming site Twitch. Overall, I was able to raise $200 out of my desired $500. There were several confounding factors that could have led to this result, however I concluded that mobilizing for leftist politics in gaming communities was possible - it just required a high investment in community building and education like any activist movement.

Streaming Media

Streaming Media

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.