I am a professor in the School of Communication at Universidad de Costa Rica. I am also 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 (2014) under the direction of Pablo J. Boczkowski, and received my Masters in Communication (M.Sc.) from the Université de Montréal, Canada (2004).
I wrote the books “A Transnational History of the Internet in Central America (1985-2000): Networks, Integration and Development” (Forthcoming, Palgrave Macmillan), “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 two volumes on the political implications of news circulation on Facebook in Costa Rica (“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 Communication, Culture & Critique; Communication Theory; Information, Communication & Society; International Journal of Communication; Internet Histories; Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication; New Media & Society; Social Media + Society; Social Studies of Science; and The Information Society, in addition to various essays in peer-reviewed journals in Latin America, including Comunicación y Sociedad, Palabra Clave, and Signo y Pensamiento. I am on the Editorial Board of Digital Journalism and Internet Histories.
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