In this article, Hailey Clarke analyzes the results of the Pew Research Centre’s study on ‘cancel culture’ and argues that ‘cancel culture,’ at large, reflects individuals’ reactions to the rapidly changing social norms within the U.S. and Canada.
Hailey Clarke is a fourth-year student majoring in Honours Political Science and minoring in Law and Society at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She has a wide range of academic interests within political science, particularly concentrated in studying political theory, ethnic politics, and democratization through an intersectional lens. She is the cofounder of the Canadian Undergraduate Policy Competition, was nominated to represent UBC at the 2021 Osaka University Partner Summit, and has recently been published in the Journal of East Asian Studies. Outside of academics, Hailey is passionate about environmental and social justice and has worked with multiple political parties and organizations on both local and national levels. In the future, Hailey hopes to continue exploring her passions and interests through a career in law and politics.