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Center for Latinx Digital Media Virtual Seminar Series - Prof. Carmen Gonzalez (University of Washington)

When: Thursday, October 7, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

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: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic


Throughout the academic year, 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 next seminar of the Fall 2021 quarter, happening next Thursday, October 7 at 12-1 PM US CT. Professor Carmen Gonzalez (University of Washington) will give a presentation entitled “Digital access in times of crisis: Co-designing digital health interventions with and for Latino communities.”

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic called critical attention to longstanding racial health disparities and foregrounded the need for more inclusive digital health resources. Latino communities in the U.S. continue to be disproportionately impacted by the physical, emotional, and economic consequences of COVID-19. This presentation reviews a body of research on how Latino families collaborate to access online health resources and introduces a series of community-based rapid response projects that leverage digital media during a global health crisis.    

Carmen Gonzalez is the Dart Endowed Assistant Professor in Trauma, Journalism, and Communication at the University of Washington. Through interdisciplinary and community-based research, her work is focused on digital equity and health communication. In her most recent work she applies communication theory to address racial health disparities. Dr. Gonzalez received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California.

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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