Member Profile

Natalia Orrego

CASTAC-Net Member

PhD Candidate, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Contributing Editor, Platypus, The CASTAC Blog

Research Interests

Anthropology of Infrastructure | Digital Anthropology | Telecommunication Governance |

About Natalia

Anthropology PhD Candidate at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and founding member of the Latin American Network of Digital Anthropology, where I advocate the research with/about digital technologies from the discipline to the dynamic regional context. A created and led the first version of the Mentorships Program for the STS-Chile Network hoping to improve the integration mechanisms to new generations in the field. My main research interests are infrastructure studies, telecommunication governance, the anthropology of cellphones and the history of mobile technologies. My dissertation is about the 5G rollout in Chile from a sociocultural perspective that highlights the ways it is created, used and resisted in everyday life. Currently working as editorial assistant in the journal Big Data&Society.