Short Bio

I am a Lecturer/Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield Information School. Previously, I hold a position as 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 as 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 is at the intersection of critical studies of technology and society, information and communication technologies and social change, and information ethics. In particular, I focus on social appropriation of technologies, information privacy in the context of migration, the role of public access to information in mis/dis-information, online learning, and participatory and visual methodologies of inquiry.

I am interested in supervising PhD projects that advance critical, post-colonial, feminist and participatory studies of:

  • Information and communication technologies for development and social change
  • Data justice, data privacy and security in the context of underserved, vulnerable, or oppressed populations
  • Mis/dis-information as connected to information literacy and public access to information
  • Social construction and embodied experiences of information and communication technologies
  • Migration and sanctuary studies connected to information and communication technologies

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.

My pronouns are: she, her, hers (Why are pronouns important?)