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Fernanda Ribeiro Rosa PHD.COMM

Masters in Public Policy and Management (Getulio Vargas Foundation)

BA in Sociology (University of São Paulo)

Fernanda's research focuses on the politics of internet interconnection to elucidate values embedded in internet infrastructure and its social, political and economic implications. Specifically, she applies ethnographic methods on interconnection nodes, also known as Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), in Frankfurt, Mexico City and São Paulo juxtaposing ethnographic research on interconnection strategies of peoples in rural areas of Mexico to examine aspects of broadband development, surveillance and infrastructure inequalities between the global North and the global South. Her paper on the Mexican IXP formation was awarded one of the TPRC46 best student papers. Her research has been supported by some competitive fellowships and grants, including the Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Carnegie Corporation of New York Research Award.