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Paola Ricaurte is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Digital Culture at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City and a digital rights activist. 

She was a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (2018-2019) and an Edmundo O'Gorman fellow in the Institute for Latin American Studies (2018), Columbia University. Her work focuses on the critical study of digital technologies. Her publications include Data Epistemologies, The Coloniality of Power, and Resistance (2019), Youth and Digital Culture: Critical Approaches from Latin America (2018), Pedagogies for the Open Knowledge Society (2016), Challenges to collective action in the post-Snowden era: visions from Latin America (2015), Control societies: techno-surveillance and civic resistance in Mexico (2014. She was the author of the Freedom on the Net report for Mexico (2017). Together with Nick Couldry and Ulises Mejías is the founder of Tierra Común,, a network of activists, citizens and scholars who work on interventions for data decolonization. 

As a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center (2020-2021), she will be conducting research on decoloniality, feminism and technology, and she will continue building networks among activists, journalists, and academics working on AI in the Global South. 


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

Jan 11, 2019

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Paola Ricuarte Quijano

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows


BKC Medium

Reclaiming the Data Commons

A critical perspective on this emerging notion of the data commons

Mar 7, 2019