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Andres Lombana-Bermudez is a researcher, designer, and digital strategist working at the intersection of digital technology, youth, citizenship, and learning. His approach is transdisciplinary and collaborative, combining ethnographic and quantitative research methods, design-based research, and co-design. He is a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and a Research Associate with the Connected Learning Research Network.

Andres has worked in the field of digital media and learning for over a decade and collaborated in projects such as the Digital Edge, Berkman's Youth and Media Lab, the New Media Literacies Project, and Clubes de Ciencia-Colombia. He is particularly interested in researching digital inequalities, citizenship, ICT policy/governance, media ecosystems, and designing for learning, fun and engagement.

As a fellow at the the Berkman Center, Andres works with the Youth and Media team. He collaborates with the Digital Literacy Resource Platform, the Youth and Digital Economy, and Coding for All projects, and supports global initiatives such as Digitally Connected, and AI and Inclusion. He blogs regularly at http://andreslombana.net/blog/, and contributes to Global Voices with articles about citizen media and peace-building in Colombia, his home country.

Andres has a doctorate in Media Studies from UT-Austin with concentration in digital literacy and education, a masters in Comparative Media Studies from MIT, and bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Literature from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia.


Projects & Tools

Digital Literacy Resource Platform

The DLRP is an evolving collection of tools that you can use to learn more about safety, privacy, information quality, and creative expression. More

Youth and Media

Youth and Media (YaM) encompasses an array of research, advocacy, and development initiatives around youth (age 12-18) and digital technology. More


Publications

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Youth, Digital Transformation, and Forms of Inclusion in Latin America

Book

A reflection on the challenges and opportunities that arise from digital practices by new generations. (en español) More

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017

Voices from the Atrato River

Digital Media and Internally Displaced People in Colombia

Andrés Lombana-Bermudez on citizen media and Afro-Colombian youth More

Monday, Aug 14, 2017

Perspectives on Harmful Speech Online

This collection of short essays and opinion pieces on harmful speech online covers a broad spectrum of thought and ideas from the Berkman Klein community. More

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015

Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media

An ebook presenting diverse views, experiences, and insights on key challenges and opportunities

“Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media,” is a first-of-its kind collection of essays that offers reflections from diverse perspectives on youth… More


News

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018

Sharing Learning Tools for Youth Digital Life

18 of our open access educational resources for digital literacy are now being translated into over 40 languages More

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Challenges and Opportunities of Co-designing Playlists with Youth

The main goal of the Digital Citizenship Learning Playlist project was to co-design four digital citizenship playlists in collaboration with young people from youth-serving… More

Monday, Mar 26, 2018

Inclusion in Action: Voices and Perspectives from Colombia

The Centro de Internet y Sociedad de la Universidad del Rosario (ISUR) and the Berkman Klein Center co-host a highly interactive one-day workshop in Bogota More


Community

Video

Reflexiones Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica 2018: Andrés Lombana

Andres Lombana shares his reflections on Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica.

Monday, Jan 15, 2018

Events

Apr 28, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

Conectados al Sur - Breakfast of Ideas

ICTs and Education in Latin America

The Breakfast of Ideas event seeks to gather both people from Latin American and individuals who have a sincere interest in Latin American affairs revolving around issues of… More