Full-time researchers

María is currently studying a Master of Arts in Communications and Technology at the University of Alberta, Canada, and has a bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology from the UAM-Iztapalapa. Her research has focused on the processes followed by various indigenous and community radio stations in Mexico. She has published in media such as Animal Político, Bricolaje Magazine of students of Social Anthropology and Human Geography, Mi Valedor Magazine and she currently collaborates in the section “Culture and daily life” of the digital platform of Nexos Magazine. She coordinates the Indigenous Community Connectivity Project with the support of the Internet Society’s Beyond the Net Program.

LINES OF RESEARCH:

  • Coverage in remote areas and technological autonomy.
  • Community and indigenous communication.
  • Media plurality.

CONTACT: maria@citsac.org

Carlos holds a PhD and master’s degree in Sociology from ICSYH-BUAP and a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences from UDLAP. Carlos is CITSAC’s General Coordinator and Research Coordinator in REDES A.C. He is an expert on Indigenous Peoples’ issues of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Coordinator of the training program for community technicians “Techio Comunitario” in its international version. He has served as a teacher at several universities in Puebla and currently teaches courses at the Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Puebla. He has developed several studies and publications on community media and rural and indigenous telecommunications projects.

LINES OF RESEARCH:

  • Coverage in remote areas and technological autonomy.
  • Training methods in community and indigenous communication.
  • Community and indigenous communication.
  • Media plurality.

CONTACT: carlos@citsac.org

Peter holds a master’s degree in Rural Development by the UAM Xochimilco and bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Founder and former director of Juntos, an organization dedicated to the defense of the human rights of Latino immigrants. He worked in Nigeria for two years where he supported the creation of the Media for Justice Project. Since 2011 Peter coordinates Rhizomatica, an organization that has created the first Indigenous Community Mobile Network in the world.

LINES OF RESEARCH:

  • Coverage in remote areas and technological autonomy.
  • Technological development.

CONTACT: peter@rhizomatica.org

Blanca is a PhD student in Humanistic Studies with a Specialty in Ethics and a Degree in Economics from the Tecnológico de Monterrey. She is a professor at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Since 2004 she has collaborated in community development projects in rural and indigenous contexts, supporting the organizational processes of Indigenous Peoples, communities and organizations in various countries of the continent. She currently coordinates the training area of REDES A.C.

LINES OF RESEARCH: 

  • Training methods in community and indigenous communication.
  • Community and indigenous communication.
  • Media plurality.
  • Community-based economics.

CONTACT: blanca@citsac.org

Rodrigo has a Law Degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and holds a master’s degree in Intellectual Property from the Austral University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He has done several diploma courses in telecommunications and intellectual property and has participated in various forums, conferences and seminars related to these matters national and international. Coordinates the Legal Area of both A.C. Networks and Indigenous Community Telecommunications A.C.

LINES OF RESEARCH:

  • Normative systems of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Coverage in remote areas and technological autonomy.
  • Media plurality.

CONTACT: rodrigo@citsac.org

Erick holds a PhD degree in Rural Development at UAM Xochimilco, a master’s degree in Social Administration with a Specialty in Community Development from the University of Queensland, Australia, and a Law Degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana with post-graduate courses at Escuela Libre de Derecho. He is an expert of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for connectivity issues in remote areas and indigenous peoples. He designed the legal strategy of the first Indigenous Community Mobile Network in the world. He is the General Coordinator of REDES A.C.

LINES OF RESEARCH:

  • Normative systems of the Indigenous Peoples.
  • Connectivity in remote areas and technological autonomy.
  • Training methods in community and indigenous communication.
  • Community and indigenous communication.
  • Media plurality.
  • Community-based economics.

CONTACT: erick@citsac.org

Adrián studies Intercultural Development and Management in the UNAM in the specialty in Science, Technology and Society (CTS). Since 2012 he has collaborated and coordinated educational projects in rural communities. His research has focused on learning experiences that point to technological autonomy. He is currently part of the Laboratory of Education, Technology and Society (LETS) of DIE-CINVESTAVU. He collaborates in the projects of Techio Communitario and in the Seedbed of Community Networks of the Abya Yala in REDES A.C.

LINES OF RESEARCH:

  • Training methods in community and indigenous communication.
  • Community and indigenous communication.
  • Media plurality.

CONTACT: adrian@citsac.org

Daniela holds a master’s degree in Latin American Studies by the UNAM and bachelor’s degree in Communication from the Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla. She is a professor at the National School of Higher Education (ENES) of the UNAM Morelia campus. Since 2006 she has collaborated in grassroots communication projects in Latin America and has researched about alternative media, Latin American grassroots integration, among other topics. She coordinates the Communication area of REDES A.C.

LINES OF RESEARCH:

  • Training methods in community and indigenous communication.
  • Community and indigenous communication.
  • Media plurality.

CONTACT: daniela@citsac.org

Karla holds a Law degree from the CIDE. She has focused her career on studying the intersection between human rights and technological development. She worked at the Federal Institute of Telecommunications, focusing on community and indigenous communication, rights of audiences and digital rights. Among other things, she worked in Equis Justice for Women, AC, in the Judicial Branch of the Federation, participated in the elaboration of strategic litigation with Public Interest Clinic and was coordinator of the Literacy project of the Foundation Actions for Community Development. She now coordinates the area of Political Advocacy in REDES A.C.

LINES OF RESEARCH:

  • Normative systems of indigenous peoples.
  • Coverage in remote areas and technological autonomy.
  • Media plurality.

CONTACT: karlap@citsac.org

Karla holds a degree in International Relations from ITAM with specialized studies in public policy and Macroeconomics from the Institute of Political Studies of Paris (SciencesPo). In 2016, she was chosen as one of fifteen students for the social entrepreneurship program Innovation for Equality conducted by the University of Berkeley and Prospera, a Mexican non-profit organization. She coordinates the International Area of REDES A.C. focusing on issues of international advocacy for community networks. She currently coordinates the Connecting the unconnected project: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives in Latin America, developed jointly by the Association for the Progress of Communications and Rhizomatica.

LINES OF RESEARCH:

  • Normative systems of the Indigenous Peoples.
  • Coverage in remote areas and technological autonomy.
  • Media plurality.

CONTACT: karlav@citsac.org