About me

Ludicrous /ˈl(j)uːdɪkrəsSo foolish, unreasonable or out of place as to be amusing.

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I am a 3rd-year PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to joining the programme, I completed my MSc in Communication and Information at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, in my home country, Brazil.

I am interested in areas such as digital communication, Internet studies, technology and society, digital platforms, social media, media consumption practices, interpersonal mediated communication, computer-mediated interaction, and qualitative methods. My doctoral research, which is supervised by Professor Nick Couldry and Professor Ellen Helsper, intersects with all of these topics. In general terms, the project aims to understand how people experience “liveness” in their everyday engagements with digital platforms of communication and, more specifically, with connective (so-called “social”) media. You can read more about my PhD project here.

P.S.: The super cool animation from the header was created by digital artist Lacey Micallef, and retrieved from that once wonderful place called Tumblr.