Nick
Proferes
nproferes@uky.edu
859-218-3417
352 Little Fine Arts Library Building

Primary Communication Interest(s):

David
Nemer
David.Nemer@uky.edu
859-218-0288
329 Lucille Little Library
Bio: 

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.

Patric
Spence
patric.spence@uky.edu
859-257-3435
330 Lucille Little Library
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