Iago Bojczuk

PhD Student in Sociology

ib410@cam.ac.uk

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Iago Bojczuk is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. He is broadly interested in investigating the material, cultural, economic, and geopolitical dimensions of Internet connectivity projects and media infrastructures developments in the Global South. With a particular focus on Latin America, his PhD project is exploring the global expansion of connectivity infrastructures built by Big Tech. He hopes to expand the rationale on how to reflect and act on these infrastructural developments in relation to digital colonialism, flows of data and power, and ways of collaboratively imagining a less extractive and more globally oriented Internet.

Iago holds a Master of Science in Comparative Media Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from the University of Oregon. Before starting his PhD, Iago held research and advocacy positions with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies; and with Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the first global fund dedicated to education in emergencies and protracted crises hosted by UNICEF.


Publications

Pereira G, Bueno Bojczuk Camargo I, Parks L. “WhatsApp Disruptions in Brazil: A Content Analysis of User and News Media Responses, 2015–2018.” Global Media and Communication. August 2021.

Bojczuk, Iago, Julian McNeil, and Jaroslaw Ponder. “Connectivity in Education: Status and Recent Developments in 9 Non-EU Countries.” International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Geneva, Switzerland. October 2021.

Bojczuk, Iago, Julian McNeil, and Jaroslaw Ponder. “5G Implementation for Non-EU Countries of the Europe Region.” International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Geneva, Switzerland October 2021.

Bojczuk, Iago. “Media and Satellites for Remote Learning: A Brief History of the SACI Project (1960- 70 in Northeast Brazil).” MIT Global Media Technologies & Cultures Lab.

Bojczuk, Iago. “The Kariakoo Market: Mobile Phone Repair Workers and the Shrinking Planet.” MIT Global Media Technologies & Cultures Lab.

Bojczuk, Iago. “Artificial Intelligence for Good Global Summit in Geneva, Switzerland.” MIT Global Media Technologies & Cultures Lab.