Tuesday & Thursday 2:00pm - 3:15pm or by appointment
MDST 3720: Social Media & Global South Societies - Tues/Thurs 9:30am - 10:45am
MDST 4510: Media, App, and Design - Mon 2:00-4:30
David Nemer is an Assistant 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 the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society (BKC) and a Visiting Scholar at The Institute for Rebooting Social Media (RSM)- both at Harvard University. 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.