Kalinca Gutierrez Copello


Biography

Kalinca holds a PhD from the Science and Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, in Brighton. She also holds a MSc from DePaul University, Chicago and a BA in Business Administration from PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro. Her work has focused on the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for government transparency and accountability, civic engagement, and the development of the political voice and participation of marginalized groups. She has worked with a shack dweller organization in South Africa, indigenous communities and NGOs in Mexico, rural communities and co-operatives in India, and in Favelas in Rio de Janeiro. Kalinca is a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Social Studies (CES), under the project "Enabling Multichannel Participation Through ICT Adaptations - EMPATIA", funded by the Horizon2020 program of the European Commission.