Iago Bojczuk is a Brazilian researcher exploring topics at the intersection of emerging technologies, international development, education, and human rights.
Iago earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from the University of Oregon, where he graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. While at MIT, Iago worked as a research assistant at Global Media Technologies & Cultures Lab with Dr. Lisa Parks, with whom he co-led 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 and at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) in Brazil. He was also a 2020 recipient of the Lemann Fellowship at MIT.
After graduating from MIT, he held positions with the Office for Europe at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN specialized agency for information and communication technologies, and with the Advocacy & Communications Team at Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UN global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises. In the fall of 2021, Iago will pursue a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Cambridge.
Apart from academia, Iago enjoys spending time exploring new cultures, laughing with friends, learning foreign languages, and listening to Brazilian Popular Music.
Thesis: Media cartographies of broadband access in Brazil: the case of the Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite (SGDC-1) and rural schools