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Latinx Digital Media Virtual Seminar Series - Prof. Teresa Correa (Universidad Diego Portales)

When: Thursday, May 6, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for Latinx Digital Media  

Group: Center for Latinx Digital Media

Co-Sponsor: Radio/TV/Film

Category: Academic


Throughout the Spring Quarter, the Center for Latinx Digital Media invites you to a series of weekly seminars held over Zoom on Thursdays. You can now register (click here) to the seminar on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 12-1 PM US CT, where Prof. Teresa Correa (Universidad Diego Portales) will give a presentation entitled "Digital inclusion through mobiles: An opportunity or a trap?" 

Abstract: Mobile devices are becoming the port of entry to the digital world, particularly for disadvantaged groups, and mobile-only use is increasingly prevalent. Using Chile as a case study, where mobile connections have been promoted to address digital gaps, this talk will examine how mobiles represent opportunities but also challenges for the digital inclusion process. Based on mixed-methods projects that have used on-site interviews, “digital tours” to participants’ mobile phones and a panel representative survey, the talk will discuss how mobile-only access shapes people’s understanding and practices about digital technologies and how it relates to users’ digital skills, differentiated uses of the web, and misinformation sharing.

Teresa Correa (PhD., U. Texas-Austin) is associate professor in the School of Communication and director of the research center CICLOS at Universidad Diego Portales in Chile. Her research–which has been published in more than 50 journal articles and book chapters—focuses on digital media and inequality.

This event is co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the Center for Global Culture and Communication, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Radio/Television/Film, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and the Latina and Latino Studies Program.

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