Sérgio Barbosa


Biography

Sérgio Barbosa is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra, where he is part of the program "Democracy in the Twenty-First Century". From August 2020, he was awarded with a FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) Research Fellowship, grant reference: SFRH/BD/143495/2019 (2020-2024). Prior to joining FCT cohort of fellows, Sérgio was a SYLFF (Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund) fellow sponsored by Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research (2019), and between April and September 2022, he was a visiting researcher at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) in Bochum, Germany. Previously, Barbosa was a visiting researcher at University of Münster (2022), University of Glasgow (2022), Utrecht University (2021) and University of Amsterdam (2019-2020). He is also an affilliate at the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include the emerging forms of political participation vis-à-vis the possibilities afforded by chat apps, with emphasis on WhatsApp for digital activism and social interaction, focusing on Digital Sociology, Digital Activism, Digital Literacy and Global South. 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

Article in Scientific journal

Barbosa, Sérgio (2021), "WhatsAppers for Social Good: Local Community Response to Covid-19 in Brazil", Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy, 1, 15, 7

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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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