Associated researchers

Research professor in the Degree in Intercultural Communication of the Intercultural Indigenous University of Michoacán (UIIM). She has a 14 years’ experience as a teacher in distance and face-to-face education processes. She holds a degree in Communication Sciences from the Universidad del Valle de México, a specialization in Creative Visualization from the University of Communication, and a master’s degree in Communication and Educational Technology from the Latin American Institute of Educational Communication (ILCE). She is currently a permanent member of the seminar “Information and Indigenous Communities” of the Institute of Librarianship and Information Research of the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Leticia coordinates the academic conferences of Communication and the Meeting of Intercultural and Indigenous Communicators of Michoacán, besides collaborating and following up the Network of Indigenous Community Radio and promoting the Film Festival for Children and (not so children) of the Matatena in Michoacán. She is the author of several articles on indigenous and intercultural communication from a radio perspective and sonorous safeguard.

Member of the Colnodo team since 2004 in research, implementation and administration of ICT projects for development related to community networks, gender, appropriation, education, government, among others. She has a degree in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications and a specialization in Engineering Project Management. She is part of APC’s Women’s Rights Program, with whom she has participated in different activities and events to discuss and promote the participation of women in technology. She is currently leading special projects, particularly in the area of community networks, managing projects in Buenos Aires, Cauca and Mani Casanare, working with community leaders in the construction of their own community networks and exploring sustainability strategies with a gender focus.

Aida holds a PhD and master’s degree in Systems Engineering from UNAM and she previously studied Systems Engineering at this same institution. Between 2015 and 2016 she completed a post-doctorate at the Center for Complexity Sciences of UNAM, conducting research on “Computational Modeling of Complex Adaptive Systems”. She is currently a professor-researcher of the Engineering Faculty at UNAM, specifically in the area of ​​Systems Engineering, within the disciplinary field of Operations Research, developing the line of modeling and simulation research of complex adaptive systems and their application in the social field, specifically in the study of culture, terrorism, drug trafficking and music. Candidate to the National System of Researchers of CONACyT. Between 2016 and 2017 she taught workshops on communication networks and audio and video editing at the Intercultural Communal University of Cempoaltépetl, Santa María Tlahuitoltepec Mixe, Oaxaca. She has been a visiting researcher at the universities of the Università di Roma – La Sapienza and Università della Calabria, in Italy. She collaborated in the design, optimization and construction of mobile telecommunications networks in Mexico and Spain.

She holds a master’s degree in Law at Columbia University, and she is an attorney by the Escuela Libre de Derecho. Ex-Commissioner of the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) from 2013 to 2018. Independent lawyer specializing in the areas of corporate, administrative and telecommunications law. She has been a professor at the Center for Research and Economic Teaching (CIDE). Member of the advisory councils of the defunct COFETEL, PROFECO and the Ministry of Economy. Between 2006 and 2013, she was executive director and co-founder of Al Consumidor, and co-founder and secretary of the Board of Directors of the Consumer and Consumer Research Center A.C. (CICC). Since 2018, she has collaborated with Rhizomatica in advocacy and consulting with governments and international organizations on issues related to coverage in remote areas.

Claudia holds a PhD degree in Humanities from the University of Western Sydney, Australia and is a member of the National System of Researchers level 1 of CONACyT since 2006. Professor in the master’s degree in Communication and Social Change of the Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla. Previously, she was a research professor in the Department of Communication Sciences of the UDLAP and researcher at the Culture and Communication Studies Center of the UV-Xalapa. She has collaborated in the systematization of community communication experiences in Mexico, such as Ojo de Agua Comunicación since 2006. She is currently vicechair of the IAMCR’s Community Communication and Alternative Media Section. She is also co-founder of REDECAMBIO and collaborator of chapter 13 Media and Communications of the International Panel for Social Progress.

Anthropologist, researcher and Zapotec musician of San Pablo Guelatao, Ixtlán, Oaxaca. He has been a prominent cultural promoter of the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca. Above all, he is recognized for his struggle in defense of the territory and natural resources of indigenous communities. Founder of the Civil Association Communality, whose role has been preponderant in social and political movements towards indigenous affirmation and autonomy. He is a pioneer in indigenous communication projects, supported the creation of two radio stations and a community television, and was part of the musical group Trova Serrana. He is an intellectual and activist who has sought the preservation of communal territory and, together with Floriberto Díaz, coined the term Communality to systematize the way of life of the communities of the Oaxacan hills. He is currently promoting the Bachelor and Master in Communality in collaboration with the UABJO.

Ana was born in Salta, Argentina in a large family of parents who worked as rural teachers. She lived in Cachi, in the Lerma Valley and in capital Salta, where she returned after going to study in the city of Córdoba the Social Communication degree, and some years later, the Master of Communication and Contemporary Culture of the Center for Advanced Studies of the UNC, making a thesis that addresses communication in rural areas in northern Argentina. She is the mother of a girl, teacher, researcher, feminist and member of different groups that work and investigate communication and the transformations in our deeply unequal societies. She worked for many years in Family Farming with territorial intervention projects from comprehensive perspectives. She is part of the Popular Communication Board of Salta and Jujuy, of the Interuniversity Network of Community, Alternative and Popular Communication (RICCAP ARGENTINA). Founding partner of the Cooperativa de Comunicación Coyuyo. One day she you would like to be a writer and chronicler.

Elena has worked with media and ICT in the indigenous area for more than 15 years. She is currently a researcher at the Social Research Institute (IIS) of the UNAM. She obtained a PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Brasilia. In May 2018, CIESAS / Casa Chata published her book “Totopo al aire: Community Radio and Communality in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec”, an ethnography on a community radio station in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region. In 2016, she was the winner of the Scholarship for Women in Social Sciences, awarded by the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the National Council of Science and Technology and the Advisory Council of Sciences of the Presidency of the Republic, for her postdoctoral research “Hegemonic forces and counterhegemonic in indigenous communication “, carried out in the IISUNAM. She has received scholarships from the Ford and William & Flora Hewlett Foundations (United States), the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, in Brazil and CONACyT. She has published articles and books in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile and the United States. Her subjects of interest are community-indigenous media, processes of indigenous resistance and anthropological methodologies.

Associate professor of the Department of Computer Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) since 1988. In this same institution he obtained his PHD in 1992 and previously obtained the postgraduate degree in Telecommunications Engineering. He is responsible for the scientific coordination of the Joint Erasmus Mundus Doctorate in Distributed Computing (EMJD-DC). He serves as co-chair of the GAIA: Global Access to the Internet for All working group on the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). He is also vice president of the Board of Directors of Members of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). He is a founding member of Pangea, an NGO that provides Internet services to nonprofit organizations and social movements; founding member of two spin-off companies: Espais Telemàtics SL and Rededia SL; and collaborator in technological development and research in

Nicolás Pace is the community networks movement building coordinator in APC. He is also a part of AlterMundi A.C., a grassroots organization supporting rural underserved communities in their pursuit of creating their own telecommunications infrastructure, their own piece of the internet. In doing so, Nicolás has travelled to more than 15 countries, getting to know many of the community networks out there, and getting to understand the diversity and complexity of the field. Lately he has joined REDES A.C., a grassroots organisation from Mexico, in supporting indigenous communities in their community networks endeavours.

He holds a PhD in Social Sciences with orientation in Communication from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Member of the National System of Researchers, level 1 since 2007. In the 80’s he led the beginning and expansion of the indigenist radio broadcasting system and the literacy system with the support of the radio (INEA). He was later a member of the CREFAL specialists’ center (Adult Education Center for Latin America and the Caribbean) in training and research tasks. From 1994 to 2007 he was professor-researcher in the Department of Communication Sciences of the University of the Americas-Puebla, Mexico, of which he was director from 1996 to 2000. From 2007 to 2016 he was a senior researcher at the Faculty of Sciences of Communication at the Autonomous University of Puebla. Since 2017 he has been a guest researcher at the Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, attached to the Master Program in Communication and Social Change. His current lines of research focus on the processes of appropriation and strategic employment of the media by indigenous peoples and organizations.

He is currently the Coordinator of local access policies and regulations in the Community Networks project of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). He has a PhD in Telecommunications Networks for Developing Countries from the Rey Juan Carlos University (Spain), a Master in Development and International Relations from the Aalborg University (Denmark) and a Telecommunications Engineer from the Carlos III University in Madrid. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Western Cape (South Africa) and a member of the Broadband Applications and Networks Group at the same institution. He has more than 10 years of experience in connectivity projects in remote areas, first as part of the EHAS Foundation team in Latin America and, later, as part of the founding team of Zenzeleni Networks in South Africa and in the development of another community network project in Namibia In addition, he has collaborated in mapping and understanding community networks in the African continent and organizing the first three Summits of Community Networks in Africa.

Colombian journalist, academic and essayist on issues of audiovisual, journalism, media, culture, digital environment, entertainment and political communication. Associate professor and director of the Journalism Studies Center of the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). Media analyst of El Tiempo. Communication consultant for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. He has a PhD in Human and Social Sciences from the National University of Colombia, a master’s in education from the CINDE Foundation and a Master of Arts from the State University of New York at Albany (United States). He also has a Major in Television by the Catholic University of Lima (Peru) and Journalist by the Javeriana University of Colombia. Omar investigates, rehearses and writes about political cultures, media and aesthetic environments of entertainment. At this moment he tries to think from and in the celebrity’s citizenships, bastard cultures and pop sensibilities. He works on the crossroads that go from music to digital networks, from street joys to popular globalized tastes, from citizenships to social movements.

PhD in the Area of ​​Engineering in Systems of Photonic Communications by the University of Cambridge, England. He collaborated as an Associate Researcher in the Post doctorate at the University of Gerona, Spain, in the Broadband and Distributed Systems Communications Group (BCDS) in 2009. In 2003 he obtained a master’s degree in Computer Science at the Autonomous University Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco (UAM-A), and held a Diploma in Management Skills at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) in 2001. In 1994, he received the degree of Electronics Engineer (Communications) from the Autonomous Metropolitan University-Iztapalapa (UAM-I). He has more than 15 years of experience working in the industry as an engineer, project manager and consultant for several telecommunications companies. His interest in research is in cognitive radio networks, wireless sensor networks, high speed communications systems, packet switching networks and communication protocols for high capacity networks, including inter-satellite links. He is the author of international publications in conferences, seminars and scientific journals, and is also a member of the IEEE Communications society. Since 2010 he is professor-researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering in the Area of ​​Networks and Telecommunications of the UAM-I.

She holds a PhD in Rural Development from the Metropolitan Autonomous University-Xochimilco. Since 1994 she has collaborated in indigenous and intercultural educational projects in communities of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Guerrero, Puebla and Yucatán, as well as in non-formal education processes. As a teacher, she promotes the search for dialogue of knowledge and the inclusion of other epistemologies in training processes with teachers and supporting development projects. She has been a consultant for the CGEIB, elaborating study programs for Intercultural Baccalaureate. She has participated in research on indigenous territories at a national and international level and relating processes of territorial resistance and indigenous educational proposals at a higher level. She is a fellow of the Russell E. Train Education for Nature (EFN) Program. Recipient of the “Arturo León López” Award for the best research in the Mexican field, AMER 2017. She is currently collaborating as a Conacyt Chair in the Ciesas Pacífico Sur, in the project “Intercultural and community policies in higher education in Oaxaca. The instituted and the instituting in the construction of a social field”. Research interests: indigenous territories, youth, violence, intergenerational relations, intercultural education, ontologies and indigenous knowledge.

Clara Luz Álvarez belongs to the National System of Researchers (level 3) and is a research professor at the Universidad Panamericana. She is a columnist for the newspaper Reforma. Clara Luz received the National Journalism Award for disseminating democratic culture for her conduction of the program Código Democracia on the Congress TV Channel (2014). She is the author of the books Specialized Courts in Telecommunications (2020), Tribunales Especializados en Telecomunicaciones (2020), Telecomunicaciones y Radiodifusión en México (2018), Telecomunicaciones en la Constitución (2017), El regulador de telecomunicaciones: Instituto Federal de
(2017), Derechos de los Usuarios de Telecomunicaciones (2015), Derecho de las Telecomunicaciones, 3ª ed. (2014) e Internet y Derechos Fundamentales (2011), coordinator of the book Telecomunicaciones y Tecnologías de la Información (2012), as well as various chapters in books and essays in refereed magazines. She is an expert of the International Telecommunications Union in accessibility to telecommunications for people with disabilities. Clara Luz was a commissioner of the Federal Telecommunications Commission (2003-2006) and head of the General Area of Legal Affairs of said Commission (2003-2005). She holds a Law PhD with an honorable mention (Universidad Panamericana), a Master in Comparative Law (New York University), a Master in Legal Sciences (Universidad Panamericana) and a Bachelor of Law where she obtained an honorable mention and the highest average of the School of Sciences Social (University of the Americas-Puebla).