Sara Vannini holds a PhD in Communication Sciences from the University of Lugano (Università della Svizzera italiana, USI, Lugano, Switzerland). Her PhD thesis concerned the issues of Public Access to ICTs, appropriation of technology, and the Social Representations of ICTs in rural and underserved areas of Mozambique.
Sara is currently a Visiting PostDoctoral Researcher at the Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA). Her research focuses on the integration of mobile technologies into telecentre services.
Publications and Contributions
- Journal Article, Academic JournalNotions of home and sense of belonging in the context of migration in a journey through participatory photography (2017)EJISDC, Volume 78, Issue 1
- Journal Article, Professional JournalSanctuary Planet: A Global Sanctuary Movement for the Time of Trump (2017)Society and Space
- Conference AbstractThe Power of Stories: information practices of migrants in and toward the US (2017)Proceedings of Association of Borderlands Studies Conference 2017
- Conference PaperThe power of Participatory Photography in ICTD programs: freedom to explore beyond images (2017)Proceedings of HICSS 50
- Conference PosterInformation and Learning: Trust, Place, and Migration (2016)iConference 2016
- Conference AbstractLessons from Fotohistorias (2016)Association for Borderlands Studies Annual Conference
- Conference Extended AbstractMobile phones and information practices among undocumented migrants at the US-Mexico border (2016)Proceedings of 4S-EASST Conference
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- Book, Scholarly-NewFotohistorias: Participatory photography and the experience of migration (2015), Page 375 pgs.
- Research ConversationFotohistorias: Research Conversation on Participatory photography and the experience of migration (2015)iSchool Research Conversation
- Conference Workshop PaperPhoto Stories: an interactive photo exhibition based on participatory photography with Hispanic migrants at the US-Mexico (2015)Proceedings of ICTD 2015 Conference
- Practicing Humanities Now: Sanctuary Planet - a global sanctuary movement for the time of Trump (2017) Simpson Center for Humanities - Seattle, WA
- Stories of Migration and Actions for Justice (2016) UW Center for Human Rights Spring Symposium - Seattle, WA