At long last, we are able to share reflections on our experience of participatory design in the Mobile Voices/VozMob project in Los Angeles. (VozMob created a platform for day laborers and domestic workers in LA to publish news and stories using ordinary cellphones; it was the basis of the Vojo service now at MIT.) Our article, Mobile Voices: Design as a method to explore the possibilities and limitations of community participation, investigates power and participation in creating this mobile platform for social justice. Authors’ submission copy available here. Check it out and let us know what you think!
I am thrilled to have recently started my new position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge! I join an incredible faculty and am honored to be able to teach and work with such dedicated students. Here’s to the next chapter!
I’m very humbled to have been recognized by the National Communication Association with a 2015 Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for “Participatory Public Culture and Youth Citizenship in the Digital Age: The Medellín Model”. Again, thank you to my incredible to committee (Sarah Banet-Weiser, Manuel Castells, Henry Jenkins, Josh Kun, and Clemencia Rodriguez) and most of all, to my friends and colleagues in Medellín from whom I have learned and gained so much!
Estoy muy honrado de haber sido reconocido por la Asociación Nacional de Comunicación con el premio de tésis de doctorado Gerald R. Miller en 2015. Una vez más, gracias a mi increíble a comité (Sarah Banet-Weiser, Manuel Castells, Henry Jenkins, Josh Kun, y Clemencia Rodríguez) y, sobre todo, a mis amigos y colegas en Medellín que me han enseñado tanto!
I’m thrilled to be a part of this collection from Lexington Books: Technological Determinism and Social Change: Communication in a Tech-Mad World. Edited by Jan Servaes, it includes chapters by Jo Tacchi, Karin Wilkins, and other heroes of mine!
I am thrilled and honored to have received this year’s top dissertation award from my favorite section of the International Communication Association, Global Communication & Social Change. Thank you to my outstanding committee (Sarah Banet-Weiser, Manuel Castells, Henry Jenkins, Josh Kun & Clemencia Rodriguez) and especially to all of my friends and colleagues in Medellin who inspired and helped me along the way. Now, to turn it into a book!
Estoy emocionada y honrada de haber recibido el 2015 premio de tésis de doctorado de mi sección favorita de la Asociación Internacional de Comunicación, Comunicación Global y el Cambio Social. Gracias a mi comité excelente (Sarah Banet-Weiser, Manuel Castells, Henry Jenkins, Josh Kun y Clemencia Rodríguez) y especialmente a tod@s mis amig@s y colegas en Medellín quien me ayudaron y me inspiraron tanto. Ahora, a convertirlo en un libro!
Disseration completed! Stay tuned for future publications from the project Participatory Public Culture and Youth Citizenship in the Digital Age: The Medellín Model.
Check out The Johns Hopkins Guide to New Media and Digital Textuality (M.L. Ryan, L. Emerson & B. Robertson, Eds., Johns Hopkins University Press) for my entry on participatory culture, among many other topics!
I am thrilled to be joining the Connected Learning Research Network, a project of the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub at UC Irvine that is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. As a postdoctoral researcher, I will be joining an inspiring team of researchers and practitioners trying to understand how to best support connected learning among marginalized and underserved youth.
My article, Media Systems Dependency and Human Rights Online Video: The “Saffron Revolution” and WITNESS’s Hub, co-authored with Zhan Li, has been published by the International Journal of Communication.