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David Nemer

Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Faculty Associate, Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center

Affiliated Scholar, Princeton University's Brazil Lab

Research Interests

Computers | Ethnographic Theory | Ethnography of science and technology | Human-machine interaction | Media Anthropology | Science & Technology Studies |

About David

David Nemer is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. 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, Forthcoming) and Favela Digital: The other side of technology (Editora GSA, 2013). He holds a Ph.D. in Computing, Culture, and Society from Indiana University and an MA in Anthropology from the University of Virginia. Nemer has written for The Guardian, El País, The Huffington Post (HuffPost), Salon, and The Intercept_.