Talks

TEDx Pedradopenedo

In December of 2016, I gave a TED Talk at TEDxPedradoPenedo in Vitória, Brazil, entitled “Slums and Social Empathy: Creating Smart Cities of the Future.” It’s available on YouTube in Portuguese with English subtitles:

Upcoming Talks

02.25.2020 - “From Misinformation to Extremism: How WhatsApp Is Affording Radicalization in Brazil.” University of Michigan School of Information.

Past Talks

2019 – “From Misinformation to Extremism: How WhatsApp Is Affording Radicalization in Brazil.” Institute for the Humanities and Global Culture, Global South Lab, University of Virginia

2019 – “From Misinformation to Extremism: How WhatsApp Is Affording Radicalization in Brazil.” Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), NTU Singapore.

2019 – I was the opening keynote speaker for The Brazilian Congress for Library, Documentation and Information Sciences (CBBD). “Libraries and community centers as spaces for promoting democracy and combating misinformation and inequality.”

2019 - I'll be debating about “Bolsonaro and Brazil” in a Faculty Panel presented by the UVA Latin American Studies Program.

2019 - "From Airbnb to Casa Particular: the Costs of Emotional Labor in Havana, Cuba" in the Latinx Visualscapes Panel. Race & Media 2019.

2019 - "Airbnb and the Costs of Emotional Labor in Havana, Cuba." 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). New Orleans, LA.

2019 - From Open to Closed: How the Brazilian "Internet Constitution" Went From Being a Role Model to a Potential Threat. 69th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference. Washington, DC.

2019 - Uncovering Hidden Spaces of Populism in Brazil: The Case of Bolsonaro. Media in Transition 10 (MiT 10) at MIT.

2019 - "Geographies of Hate: Uncovering spaces of exclusion, racism, and extremism in Brazil." University of Oxford in the Oxford Internet Institute.

2019 - "Geographies of Hate: Uncovering spaces of exclusion, racism, and extremism in Brazil." University of California, San Diego. Departments of Latin American Studies and Political Science.

2019 - "Geographies of Hate: Uncovering spaces of exclusion, racism, and extremism in Brazil." Data & Society.

2019 - "Geographies of Hate: Uncovering spaces of exclusion, racism, and extremism in Brazil." University of Kentucky, Latin America, Caribbean & Latino Studies

2019 - "The Future of Work" - University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications.

2019 - Uncovering Hidden Spaces of Populism in Brazil: The Case of Bolsonaro Supporters in WhatsApp Groups. American Association of Geographers 114th Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

2018 - “Policies on the Margins: The Case of Technology in the Favelas” – Harvard University, digital HKS, Harvard Kennedy School. https://medium.com/digitalhks/policies-on-the-margins-the-case-of-technology-in-the-favelas-in-brazil-ca497f075bd5

2018 - “Rethinking Digital Inequalities: The Mundane Uses of Technology in Favelas (Brazil)” – Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), GVU Brown Bag Seminar.

2018 - "Seamfully Interwoven: Piecing Together Cuba’s Internet" (led by Michaelanne Dye) – University of Kentucky, College of Communication and Information’s Research Seminar Series.

2017 - "LAN houses are for boys and Telecenters are for girls:" CTCs as Gendered Spaces. Annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). Boston, MA.

2017 - "Rethinking Digital Inequalities: The Experience of Favela Residents in CTCs" – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Comparative Media Studies/Writing.

2017 - “Projects in ICT for Development” – ICT300: ICT in Society, University of Kentucky, School of Information Science.

2017 - “Introduction to Community Informatics” – LIS 600: Information in Society, University of Kentucky, School of Information Science.

2016 - “Favelas and Social Empathy: Creating Smart Cities of the Future” – TEDx Vitoria, Brazil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4Dt2VYmNBU

2016 - "Rethinking Digital Inequalities: The Experience of Favela Residents in CTCs" – New Maps Plus Geography Colloquium, University of Kentucky.

2016 - “ICT for Development” – ICT150: Experience ICT, University of Kentucky, School of Information Science

2016 - “What is Ethnography” – ICT610: ICT Research Methods, University of Kentucky, College of Communication and Information.

2016 - “Information Technology for Social Change” – University of Cincinnati, School of Information Technology.

2016 - “Rethinking Digital Inclusion: The Case of ICTs in Favelas” – Institute on Computing and Society, United Nations University.

2016 - “LAN houses are for boys and Telecenters are for girls:” Community Technology Centers as Gendered Spaces – School of Information Science Series of Talks, University of Kentucky.

2016 - “ICTs for Social Change” – CJT601: Introduction to Graduate Studies, University of Kentucky, College of Communication and Information.

2015 - Resisting the “alphabet soup”: how the QWERTY keyboard contributes to the digital divide in the slums of Brazil. Annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). Denver, CO.

2015 - Designing Inequalities: The Digital Artifacts of the Favelas in Brazil. The 113th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC

2015 - Online Favela: the experience of the favela residents in community technology centers (CTCs). 4th CLACS Graduate Student Conference 2015. Bloomington, IN

2015 - “ICTs in Favelas” – Butler University, College of Communication.

2015 - “Information Technology for Social Change” – University of Cincinnati, School of Information Technology.

2014 - Living in the Broken City: Favelas, Infrastructural Inequity and the Materiality of the Digital. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S). Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2014 - “Fieldwork in the Favelas of Brazil” – Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. Business is Global Series.

2014 - “Introduction to ICT4D” – Indiana University, School of Informatics and Computing.

2014 - “Favela Digital – The Other Side of Technology” – Indiana University, Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities.

2014 - LAN house Class(ification): Why are Technology Centers only Good for the Brazilian Poor? - Digital Divide Research Preconference at ICA 2014. Seattle, WA.

2013 - “Favela Digital – The Other Side of Technology” – University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany. International School for Graduate Studies.

2013 - “Favela Digital – The Other Side of Technology” – University of London - Royal Holloway, ICT4D Centre.

2013 - “Favela Digital – The Other Side of Technology” – Humboldt University of Berlin, School of Library and Information Science.

2013 - “Favela Digital – The Other Side of Technology” – Monash University, Prato, Italy.

2013 - Bridging the Digital Divide and Promoting Digital Inclusion: An Update Public Access Venues and Projects. NECoPA 2013: “Public Administration in an Information Society: Opportunities, Threats, and Intriguing Possibilities.” Co-organizer and participant of the panel. Boston, MA.

2012 - “Digital Inclusion Practices in Vitória, Brazil”, IUB Media Arts & Sciences Speaker Series.

2012 - “Qualitative Research in Informatics”, I399 – Research Methods for Informatics, Indiana University.

2012 - Differences Between Facebook and Orkut: a Content Analysis of Indian and Brazilian Users' Profiles. 8th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Urbana-Champaign, IL.

2011 - Facebook vs. Orkut: The Battle Over Middle Aged Users in Brazil. 7th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Urbana-Champaign, IL.

2011 - “Social Media and Crisis Communication”, T101 – Media Life. Indiana University.

2011 - “Media Ideologies and Social Media Use”, I202 – Indiana University, School of Informatics and Computing.