I am a professor of media and technology studies in the School of Communication at Universidad de Costa Rica and a researcher at the Centro de Investigación en Comunicación at the same institution. I obtained a PhD in Media, Technology and Society at Northwestern University and received my Master’s in Communication (M.Sc.) from the Université de Montréal, Canada.

I wrote the books “Living with Algorithms: Agency and User Culture in Costa Rica” (MIT Press, 2023), “A Transnational History of the Internet in Central America (1985-2000): Networks, Integration and Development” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), “Networked Selves: Trajectories of Blogging in the United States and France” (Peter Lang, 2017), and “Por un Sueño En.red.ado: Una Historia de Internet en Costa Rica” (EUCR, 2008).

I have edited three volumes on the political implications of social media platforms in Costa Rica (“Verdad en extinción: Miradas interdisciplinarias a la desinformación en Costa Rica” [CICOM, 2021], “Democracia en digital: Facebook, comunicación y política en Costa Rica” [CICOM, 2020]) and the evolution of technology research and development in Costa Rica (“Tecnología e Innovación en Costa Rica” [EUCR, 2019]).

I have also authored articles in journals such as Behaviour & Information Technology; Big Data & Society; Communication, Culture & Critique; Communication Theory; Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies; Digital Journalism; Information, Communication & Society; International Communication Gazette; International Journal of Communication; Internet Histories; Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication; Journal of Cultural Economy; Journal of Information Technology & Politics; Journalism Studies; New Media & Society; Popular Communication; Social Media + Society; Social Studies of Science; The Information Society; and The International Journal of Press/Politics, in addition to various essays in peer-reviewed journals in Latin America, including Comunicación y Sociedad; Cuadernos.info; Palabra Clave; and Signo y Pensamiento.

I am on the Editorial Board of Digital Journalism and Internet Histories.