Received Sylff fellowship in 2019.
Current affiliation: University of Coimbra Academic Supervisor: João Arriscado Nunes (University of Coimbra) , Stefania Milan (University of Amsterdam)
FR: University of Coimbra
TO: DATACTIVE, Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
Sérgio Barbosa is a PhD Candidate in the program "Democracy in the Twenty-First Century" linked to the Centre for Social Studies (CES) at the University of Coimbra and a Sylff (Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund) fellow. Sérgio is research associate of DATACTIVE project, University of Amsterdam. He is a member of the Technopolitics - a "Latin" research network connecting Brazil and Ecuador with Spain, Portugal and Italy. He's also an enthusiast member of "#Big Data from the South" research initiative. His research explores the emerging forms of political participation vis-à-vis the possibilities afforded by chat apps, with emphasis on WhatsApp for digital activism and social mobilization, focusing mainly on the following subjects: Digital Sociology, Political Participation, WhatsAppers, Digital Activism. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Political Studies Review, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, and First Monday, among others.