Italian by birth, Citizen of the World by passion.
I am a Lecturer at the Integrated Social Science Program and at the Department of Communications of the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences, and a Visiting Researcher at the Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) of the the University of Washington Information School, Seattle, USA. I hold a PhD in Communication Sciences, in the field of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), from the Università della Svizzera italiana – USI, Lugano, Switzerland, and a M.A. in Latin American Literatures from the University of Bologna, Italy.
My research interests are in Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), Social Appropriation of Technology, e-Learning and Instructional Design, Sanctuary and Migration Studies, and Participatory and Visual Methodologies.
I am a member of IPID, the International Network for PG Students in ICT4D, of CIRN, Community Informatics Research Network, and of RIIR, Red de Investigación sobre Imaginarios y Representaciones Sociales.