Our interview with Paola Ricaurte, Social Media Researcher

Paola Ricaurte, a visiting researcher at the University of Maryland, focuses her research on the impact of technology on social life through the empirical analysis of media environments and socio-cultural phenomena, such as cybercultures, e-politics, cyberactivism, and digital literacy. In association with CASA de Maryland, Ricaurte is also developing an empirical research project on digital competences for social action and the improvement of the quality of life among working-class Latin American immigrants. She is at Maryland until June 2012 when she returns to her home institution, Universidad Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City campus. At Tecnológico de Monterrey she holds a tenure faculty position at the Department of Cultural Studies.

Ricaurte writes a collective blog for El Universal, a leading newspaper in Mexico about digital society (http://blogs.eluniversal.com.mx/virtualis/).

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