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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 an assistant professor of communication at Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, an associate researcher at the Centro de Internet y Sociedad de la Universidad del Rosario (ISUR) and a faculty associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

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 Klein's Youth and Media Lab, the New Media Literacies Project, and Clubes de Ciencia-Colombia. He is particularly interested in researching digital inequalities, ICT policy/governance, media ecosystems, disinformation, and designing for learning, fun and engagement.

He blogs regularly 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. He tweets at @vVvA


Projects & Tools

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

Digital Citizenship+ Resource Platform

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


Publications

Jun 25, 2020

Youth and the Digital Economy

Exploring Youth Practices, Motivations, Skills, Pathways, and Value Creation

What can we all learn by taking a closer look at young people in today’s digital economy? More

Mar 20, 2020

Youth and Digital Citizenship+ (Plus)

Understanding Skills for a Digital World

How can schools, educators, and parents and caregivers embrace the opportunities to support young people in becoming digital citizens? More

Publication
Oct 29, 2019

Youth and Cyberbullying

Another Look

Examining the changing landscape of bullying while acknowledging the convergence between the online and offline world. More

Publication
May 31, 2019

Youth and Artificial Intelligence

Where We Stand

How can we empower young people to meaningfully interact with AI-based technologies to promote and bolster learning, creative expression, and well-being, while also addressing key… More

Publication
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

Publication
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

Publication
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

Publication
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

Emerging Digital Issues from the Global South Working Group
Oct 1, 2019

Think South: Reimagining the Internet

Raising voices of our global community through poetry, indigenous art, and short pieces More

News
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

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

News
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

Aargauer Zeitung

Teenagers and Social Media: The Fake Account is More Real

Identity and the dichotomy between real and fake on Instagram

Apr 7, 2019
News

Exploring Social Innovation in Norway

A Workshop on Mapping Innovation Ecosystems

What we learned about social innovation in Norway, how to map local innovation ecosystems and the challenges and opportunities that Norwegian social entrepreneurs confront.

Dec 5, 2018
NYU Press

The Digital Edge

How Black and Latino Youth Navigate Digital Inequality

Andres Lombana-Bermudez contributes to a new book about how black and Latino youth learn, create, and collaborate online.

Nov 16, 2018
Podcast

How Youth Are Reinventing Instagram and Why Having Multiple Accounts Is Trending

Our Youth & Media team looked at how teens are using social media to figure out who they are.

Nov 2, 2018
Video

Reflexiones Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica 2018: Andrés Lombana

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

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