‘Fansens’ Are Waving Through A Window: Exploring the ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Fan Phenomenon

Dear Evan Hansen is a cultural phenomenon and Tony Award-winning musical that has been widely celebrated by a social media-driven fan community, known as ‘Fansens.’

The growth of this fandom on social media is unique as Fansens have adopted plot points and thematic elements from the musical relating to how social media affects social anxiety, depression, and…

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Derek E. Baird

Derek E. Baird

Chief Youth Officer | Kids & Teen Culture, Content & Community | Kids Privacy | Author “Gen Z Frequency” | Kid/Teen Mental Health + Digital Wellbeing |