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

09/17/2019 - I'll be debating about “Bolsonaro and Brazil” in a Faculty Panel presented by the UVA Latin American Studies Program.

09/28/2019 - "From Airbnb to Casa Particular: the Costs of Emotional Labor in Havana, Cuba" in the Latinx Visualscapes Panel. Race & Media 2019.

10/02/2019 - "Bibliotecas e centros comunitários como espaços para promover a democracia, e combater a desinformação e desigualdade." Congresso Brasileiro de Biblioteconomia, Documentação e Ciência da Informação. Vitória, ES, Brazil.

Past Talks

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.