David Nemer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies, and an Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Anthropology and in the Latin American Studies program at the University of Virginia. He is also a Faculty Associate at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society (BKC). His research and teaching interests cover the intersection of Science and Technology Studies (STS), Anthropology of Technology, ICT for Development (ICT4D), and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Nemer is an ethnographer whose fieldworks include the Slums of Vitória, Brazil; Havana, Cuba; Guadalajara, Mexico; and Eastern Kentucky, Appalachia. Nemer is the author of Technology of the Oppressed (MIT Press, 2022), winner of the Marcel Roche Award, and Favela Digital: The other side of technology (Editora GSA, 2013). He holds a MA in Anthropology from the University of Virginia, an MS in Computer Science from Saarland University, and a Ph.D. in Computing, Culture, and Society from Indiana University. Nemer has written for The Guardian, El País, The Huffington Post (HuffPost), Salon, The Intercept_, UOL, and CartaCapital.

David Nemer is a member of the Graduate Faculty.

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Associate Professor
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Office Address: 

203 Wilson

Class Schedule: 

MDST 3720: Social Media & Global South Societies - Mon/Wed 2:00pm - 3:15pm

MDST 8212: Social Studies of Media & Technology - Mon/Wed 5:00pm - 6:15pm

Office Hours: 

Tuesday & Thursday 2:00pm - 3:15pm or by appointment