Associate Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Social Anthropology Graduate Program. Holds an MA in Social Anthropology from the University of Brasília (UNB), and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. Member of the Brazilian Anthropology of Science and Technology Network. Letícia’s research interests include cybernetics and systems theories, platforming, neoliberalism, populism, post-truth and disinformation.
Professor of the Graduate Program in Scientific and Cultural Dissemination at the University of Campinas (Unicamp). Holds a BA. in Social Sciences and a PhD in Social Anthropology from the same University. Member of the Latin American Network of Surveillance, Technology and Society Studies (Lavits). Current research covers various issues derived from the relations among production, culture, information technologies and power.
Professor of Latin American Studies, University of Leeds. Holds a BA(Hons) in French and Spanish from the University of Cambridge, and an MA in Hispanic Studies and a PhD in in Latin American Studies from University College London. President of the Society for Latin American Studies, fellow of The Higher Education Academy and member of the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures (CWCDC), University of Leeds. Thea’s research interests include digital cultures and cultural production, digital activism and digital humanities among others.
Senior Lecturer in Brazilian Studies, Queen’s University Belfast. Holds an MA in Area Studies (Latin America) from the University of London and a PhD in Latin American Studies from the University of Liverpool. One of the founders of REBRAC – European Network of Brazilianists Working in Cultural Analysis. Tori’s research explores socially and politically engaged uses of the internet and digital technologies in Brazil, currently focusing on data activism about violence and public security and Brazilian internet memes]
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, University of Bristol. Holds a PhD in Latin American Studies from the University of Cambridge. Editor of Bulletin of Latin American Research (Journal). Edward’s research explores contemporary cultures of connectivity, with a particular focus on the use of speculative fiction and multi-media texts, from comics to artists’ books, to expose and contest the shifting power dynamics of the digital age. His latest book, Entwined Being: Twins and Recursivity in Digital, Visual and Literary Cultures, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic in 2022.
Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics, University of Campinas (Unicamp). Holds an MA and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Unicamp. Member of the Language & Technology workgroup of the Brazilian National Association for Graduate Studies and Research in Languages, Literature and Linguistics – ANPOLL. Marcelo’s research interests include digital literacies, digital inclusion, datafication, social algorithms and critical posthumanism.
Assistant Professor and Principal Academic in Digital Storytelling at the department of Communication and Journalism, Bournemouth University. Holds a PhD in Communication Studies from McGill University. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Anna’s research focuses on how technological practices shape political action and is concerned with how communication is mediated at sites of struggle. She has run workshops in digital communication strategies and data storytelling in many cities around the world.
Brazilian activist and free/open advocate turned researcher living in Berlin, Germany. PhD candidate at the OpenDoTT project (Northumbria University / Mozilla Foundation). Holds an MA in Scientific and Cultural Diffusion from Labjor/Unicamp. Felipe’s research topic is waste prevention in smart cities.
In the last twenty years, Felipe was a co-founder and leader of a number of community and networking initiatives dedicated to critical thinking (and making) in the crossroads between culture, science, technology and society. Some examples are Tropixel, MetaReciclagem, CulturaDigital.BR, Bricolabs, Rede//Labs, among many others.
Founder and executive director of EDUCADIGITAL, an internationally recognized non-governmental organization and Think- and-Do-Tank dedicated to promote digital rights through research, advocacy and educational training in Brazil. Priscila holds an MA in Education, Family and Technology from the Pontifical University of Salamanca, a postgraduate diploma in Communication Process Management from ECA-USP and is also a specialist in Design Thinking from the Superior School of Advertising and Marketing (ESPM). Her research and practice focus on information access, freedom of expression and personal data privacy. Priscila prepared the “Digital Literacies and Digital Inclusion in Contemporary Brazil briefing report” for the workshop.