David Nemer



329 Lucille Little Library

Assistant Professor

Associate Membership

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA Ph.D. in Informatics, 2015 Dissertation: “Rethinking Digital Inequalities: The Experience of the Marginalized in Community Technology Centers”
Saarland University, Saarbrucken, SB, Germany M.Sc. in Computer Science, 2010 Thesis title: “Analyzing the Impact of Source Code Changes on Software Execution Behavior”
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), Vitória, ES, Brazil B.Sc. in Business Administration, 2007 Thesis title: “Hospital Accreditation and the Organizational Changes – A Case Study of Two Hospitals in the State of Espírito Santo”
Faculdades Integradas Espírito-Santenses (FAESA), Vitória, ES, Brazil B.Sc. in Computer Science, 2006 Thesis title: “CHARMER: A Tool to Support Software Validation Tests”


As an informatics scholar my aim is to provide an in-depth view of the role of ICTs in social change and the ways that social practices shape the adoption of ICTs and the organization of their use. I am specifically interested in studying technology in less industrialized parts of the world to understand the effects of ICTs on the development and empowerment of marginalized communities. My research and teaching interests cover the intersection of social informatics, community informatics, ICT for development (ICT4D), science and technology studies (STS), and human-computer interaction (HCI). Methodologically, I use qualitative methods drawn from ethnography in online and offline contexts, and quantitative and qualitative content analysis of the web. I pursue theoretical insights by analyzing the relationship between people in impoverished communities in Brazil and offline and online environments such as Telecenters, cybercafés, social networking sites, chat programs, texting, and games.