IVÁN CHAAR LÓPEZ
July 2023 - Multi-sited archival deep dives begin for my project on the history of computing manufacturing along the US-Mexico borderlands with research in the Bay Area, Dallas, and Mexico City.
May 2023 - Congratulations to Emma and Carolina for graduating from UT!
February 2023 - As part of the podcast El Café Latinx, Dr. Pablo Boczkowski (Northwestern University) interviewed me about my journey to become a professor, my thoughts on mentoring, and my wish for the field of digital studies (and STS). Listen to it on Spotify or your favorite platform!
September 2022 - I'll join the Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin as a Faculty Fellow for its two-year inquiry on digital futures and social justice.
August 2022 - Honored to receive the Ransom Faculty Fellowship 2022-2023 from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. The fellowship funds the development of my second book project on the history and technopolitics of electronics manufacturing on the US-México borderlands since the 1960s.
July 2022 - After multiple years of research, writing, and revising, my article on "Latina/o/e technoscience" was published by Social Studies of Science. The article redraws the boundaries of STS by centering critical race and feminist approaches to show the invisible work of Latina/o/es in cybernetics and computing infrastructures. Check it out here! (If you can't access it, email me for a copy.)
June 2022 - Our book, Technoprecarious, was translated into Spanish by Christopher Morales Bonilla and published by Katakrak.
Talks & Events
November 15-17, 2023 - I'll give the keynote address at a conference at Technische Universität Dresden devoted to critical histories of smart borders. More info here.
November 8-11, 2023 - Presenting a paper on logistical minds in the making of the maquiladora system at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science.
November 2-5, 2023 - Thrilled to be in a panel with brilliant colleagues at the upcoming meeting of the American Studies Association: Cass Adair, Anita Say Chan, Erin McElroy, Andrea Miller, and Jackie Wang. Panel devoted to "Networks of Dispossession, Networks of Solidarity."
September 13, 2023 - I'll be in conversation with Dr. Lilly Irani (UCSD) after her talk "Surveillance and Solidarities," part of the Humanities Institute's Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series at The University of Texas at Austin. More info here.
February 9, 2023 - I'll give a talk on my book The Cybernetic Border at the Center for Latinx Digital Media at Northwestern University. Come join us! (Talk video available here)
December 7-10, 2022 - The Border Tech Lab will present a paper at the joint 4S/ESOCITE meeting in Cholula, México. Odalis Garcia Gorra will discuss ongoing research in the affective and racial politics of people analytics and the future of work.
July 6-9, 2022 - Presented a paper at EASST in Madrid devoted to technoscientific scenes entangling drones, the southwestern frontier, and settler colonialism. You can read more in the first chapter of my book.
| U.S.-Mexico borderlands |
| History of technology & imperial formations |
| Human-Computer Interaction |
| Digital labor |
| Science & Technology Studies | Latina/o/x Studies | American Studies |
Performance by Ricardo Dominguez, Ian Alan Paul, Kate Chandler