Sérgio Barbosa


Biography

Sérgio Barbosa is a PhD Candidate in the program "Democracy in the Twenty-First Century" linked to the Centre for Social Studies (CES) at the University of Coimbra, Portugal and a Sylff (Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund) fellow sponsored by Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research. The Sylff Fellowship Fund aims at driving leaders within the humanities and social sciences capable to foster social change worldwide. Sérgio is research associate of DATACTIVE team, University of Amsterdam. He is a member of the Technopolitics - a "Latin" research network connecting Brazil and Ecuador with Spain, Portugal and Italy. He's also an active member of "# Big Data from the South" initiative. His research explores the emerging forms of political participation vis-à-vis the possibilities afforded by chat apps, with emphasis on WhatsApp for digital activism and social mobilization, focusing mainly on the following subjects: Democracy, Political Participation, Resistance, WhatsApp, Digital Activism.


Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Milan, Stefania; Barbosa, Sérgio (2020), "Enter the WhatsApper: Reinventing digital activism at the time of chat apps", First Monday, 25, 1

Article in Scientific journal

Barbosa, Sérgio; Milan, Stefania (2019), "Do Not Harm in Private Chat Apps: Ethical Issues for Research on and with WhatsApp", Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 14, 1, 49-65

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Article in Scientific journal

Weber, Izabel; Bastone, Paula; Barbosa, Sérgio (2018), "Resistencias ao golpe: o povo diz 2016 nunca mais", Astrolabio. Revista internacional de filosofia, 22

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