Iago Bojczuk (iagob@mit.edu)

Iago Bojczuk

Iago Bojczuk is a journalist and global media researcher from Brazil. His research deals with the global flow of media cultures and technologies and their creative appropriations by underserved communities in the Global South. Iago earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from the University of Oregon, where he graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. His honors thesis addressed the relations between young Brazilian’s use of Internet memes and their engagement with the public discourse during the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff. With interdisciplinary interests, Iago's experiences span from technology to human rights and from education to youth activism. As an undergraduate student, he served as a delegate during the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan. As a youth delegate, he also engaged with various global leadership programs in the United States, Brazil, and Jordan. In 2017, Iago was appointed as an Oxford Consortium Human Rights Fellow and completed a seminar at the University of Oxford. At MIT, Iago works as a research assistant at Global Media Technologies & Cultures Lab with Dr. Lisa Parks, with whom he recently co-led with other CMS graduate students a J-WEL funded workshop titled SITS (Social IT Solutions) for Computer Science students at the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) in Tanzania, East Africa. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowship, whose goal is to support graduate students dedicated to creating social impact in Brazil. Apart from academia, Iago enjoys spending time exploring new cultures, learning about art, and listening to Brazilian music.