Member Profile

Natalia Orrego

CASTAC-Net Member

PhD Candidate, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Contributing Editor, Platypus, The CASTAC Blog

Research Interests

Digital Anthropology | digital disconnection | Infrastructure | mobile phones | telecommunications |

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. Additionally, I created and currently lead the Mentorships Program for the STS-Chile Network hoping to integrate, motivate and support new generations delving into science and technology studies in the country. My main research interests are critical infrastructure studies, telecommunication governance, digital disconnection studies and the anthropology of mobile phones. 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.