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 FCT -Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia- PhD fellowship grant SFRH/BD/143495/2019. Pior to join FCT cohort of fellows, Sérgio was a Sylff (Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund) fellow sponsored by Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research. Sérgio is research associate of DATACTIVE project, 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 enthusiast 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

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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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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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