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Founder and Director

Pablo J. Boczkowski (he / él) is Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor at Northwestern University. He is Founder and Director of the Center for Latinx Digital Media, and Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program, both at Northwestern; Co-Founder and Co- Director of the Center for the Study of Media and Society in Argentina, a joint initiative between Northwestern and Universidad de San Andrés, in Buenos Aires; and Senior Fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Germany. In 2020 he was named Fellow of the International Communication Association. He is the author or coauthor of six books, co-editor of four volumes, and has written over fifty journal articles. His current book projects include Social Media Studies: Comparative Perspectives (with Mora Matassi, under contract with MIT Press) and The Patina of Distrust: Misinformation in a Context of Generalized Skepticism (with Eugenia Mitchelstein, María Celeste Wagner and Facundo Suenzo).

Research Assistant and Coordinator

Facundo Suenzo (he/ él) is a Ph.D. student in Media, Technology, and Society at Northwestern University working with Dr. Pablo J. Boczkowski. He is interested in urban sociology, technological infrastructures, and inequalities. Starting in the Fall of 2022, he will be the coordinator of the Center for Latinx Digital Media. Born and raised in Argentina, Facundo earned his BA in Communication from the Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA), a MA in Sociology from the Universidad Nacional del General San Martín (IDAES/UNSAM), and a MA in Media, Technology, and Society (Northwestern University). Facundo’s work has appeared in New Media & Society, Journalism and He is currently working on the book manuscript The patina of distrust: Misinformation in a context of generalized skepticism (joint with Eugenia Mitchelstein, Pablo Boczkowski, and María Celeste Wagner), under contract with the MIT Press. Before Northwestern, he was a coordinator at the Center for Media and Society (MESO) in Argentina between 2018 and 2020. Facundo is affiliated with the Digital Apothecary Lab, led by Dr. Moya Bailey.