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Ricaurte-Quijano, Paola

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Paola Ricaurte holds a Language Science PhD from the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH, Mexico). She holds a M.A. and a B.A. in International Journalism at the People's Friendship University of Russia. Her doctoral dissertation "Migration, Memory and Signification" analyzes the process of construction and reconstruction of memory among the Latin American immigrants in the United States applying methodologies of textual analysis (semiotics and discourse analysis). Currently, Paola is Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Education and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University. She has been a Visiting Researcher at the Latin American Studies Center of the University of Maryland. She was an Edmundo O'Gorman Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University (2018), Fellow (2018-2019), and Faculty Associate (2019-2021) at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University. She is co-founder (with Nick Couldry and Ulises Mejías) of Tierra Común, a network to promote reflection on data colonialism from the Global South. She was a member of the collectives ContingenteMX and Enjambre Digital in the defense of digital rights in Mexico. Her research seeks to impact the development of policies and technologies through critical analysis of the implications of current ethical, economic, and political frameworks. It seeks to broaden the discussion about the social dimension of technology, its relationship to the environment, cultural diversity, and the plurality of knowledge.
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