Sarah Wagner

Sarah is an adjunct postdoctoral researcher in the CNSC group. Since 2012 her research has explored the intersections of (digital) communication practices and ICT service systems. Combining political economy research with community-based collaboration, she has been examining the factors that shape individuals’ civic positioning in digitalization.

Contact: swagner (at) uoc (dot) edu

Research interests: Decolonization of ICT, political economy of mobile media, indigenous media, cultural revitalization.

Closed projects:



  • International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference, 2015 (Montreal). Communicative hegemonies and counterpublics: ICT appropriation among Guaraní leaders in Bolivia.
  • International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, 2015 (San Juan). Not us, the youth! ICT adoption and generational expectations in the cultural trajectory of the Guaraní.
  • International Communication Association (ICA) Mobile Pre-Conference, 2015 (San Juan). Cultural hegemony and resistance: Contestations of mobile technologies among Guaraní in Argentina and Bolivia.
  • ECREA European Communication Conference 2014 (Lisbon).  Subjugating or Empowering? The Dual Role of Mobile Communication Media in a Guaraní Community in Greater Buenos Aires
  • Communication Policy Research Conference CPR-LATAM 2014 (Bogotá). What about Mobile App Governance? The Limited Understanding of Audiovisual Communication in Argentina´s Law 26.522
  • M4D Mobile Communication for Development Conference 2014 (Dakar). Mobile Inclusion in the Information Age: the Relevance of Indigenous Media Movements to M4D
  • First Open University of Catalonia International Research Symposium (Barcelona).  Reterritorializing Sociotechnical Networks: Mobile App Development and the ‘Communication with Identity’ Movement in Argentina (Poster)
  • Mobile Telephony in the Developing World Conference 2013 (Jyvaskyla, Finland). Reframing Digital Inequalities: End User Inclusion and the App Industry in Bolivia and Argentina.