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IVÁN CHAAR LÓPEZ

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News!

February 2024 - Read the introduction (for free) to my book, The Cybernetic Border. You can also pre-order the book! (Use discount code for 30% off: E24CHLPZ)

October 2023 - Just submitted proofs for my upcoming book The Cybernetic Border and got the gorgeous cover from Duke University Press.

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.

 

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.

July 2022 - "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.)

Upcoming
Talks & Events

April 16, 2024 - I'll be in a roundtable with Héctor Beltrán and Juan Llamas-Rodríguez for a conversation on borders, sociotechnical arrangements, and computation with Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal at University of Notre Dame's Life in Pixels.

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)

Research

| U.S.-Mexico borderlands |

| History of technology & imperial formations |

| Human-Computer Interaction |

| Digital labor |

| Science & Technology Studies | Latina/o/x Studies | American Studies |

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