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, “Networked Selves: Trajectories of Blogging in the United States and France” (Peter Lang, 2017), which compares the transcultural trajectories of blogging in the US and France over the past decades, and “Por un Sueño En.red.ado: Una Historia de Internet en Costa Rica” (Universidad de Costa Rica Press, 2008), the only existing monograph about the origins and historical development of the Internet in a Central American country. 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 a tico.