| Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Fernanda Duarte

Assistant Professorat North Carolina State University
United States
Focus area: Body, Self

I am a Digital Media researcher and maker interested in sociotechnical issues of emerging technologies and ways to appropriate and subvert their functional uses. I come from a Communication background and my research trajectory draws from interdisciplinary approaches to Media and Cultural Studies, Design, and Arts to investigate the relationships between subjectification, media technologies and society through media arts and activism.
I am primarily interested in understanding ways of becoming, of making, and of knowing through and with media technologies. My research questions adopt a materialistic lens to Communication to investigate critical, creative, and subversive meaning-making practices, forms of knowledge, and subjectification.
I have held previous academic positions in Brazil, at the Department of Communication at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2017-2020), at the School of Design, at the State University of Minas Gerais (2016-2017), and at the College of Communication and Arts at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, from 2007 until 2010. During this time, I also worked with the State Government of Minas Gerais as the Superintendent for Public Policy in Higher Education.