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. From August 2020, he was awarded with a FCT (Science and Technology Foundation) PhD studentship grant - SFRH/BD/143495/2019. Prior to join FCT cohort of fellows, Sérgio was a SYLFF (Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund) fellow sponsored by Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research. Mr. Barbosa was a visiting scholar at DATACTIVE at University of Amsterdam (2018-2019) thanks to an Erasmus+ grant, when he became a DATACTIVE research associate. He is a member of the Technopolitics - a "Latin" research network connecting Brazil and Ecuador with Spain, Portugal and Italy. He's also an enthusiast member of "#Big Data from the South" research 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: WhatsAppers, Digital Sociology, Digital Activism, Data Ethics. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Political Studies Review, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, and First Monday, among others.


Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Barbosa, Sérgio; Back, Charlotth (2020), The Dark Side of Brazilian "WhatsAppers", in Jesús Sabriego; Augusto Jobim do Amaral; Eduardo Baldissera Carvalho Salles (org.), Algoritarismos. São Paulo, BR, Valencia, ES: Tirant lo Blanch, 454-467

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Article in Scientific journal

Barbosa, Sérgio (2020), "COMUNIX WhatsAppers: The Community School in Portugal and Spain", Political Studies Review, 147892992095107

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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

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