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Matías Dodel

 Montevideo, Uruguay
Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Católica del Uruguay


Matías Dodel (He/him) holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Haifa and is currently an Associate Professor at Universidad Católica del Uruguay. His research interests focus on digital inequalities, social stratification, and digital safety. He has developed the Uruguayan chapters of Global Kids Online, DiSTO, and official ICT surveys.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Dodel’s journey

Selected readings

Dodel, M. (2021) Socioeconomic Inequalities and Digital Skills. In Rohlinger, D.D & Sobieraj, S. (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Digital Media. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Dodel, M., Menese, P., & Trajtenberg, N. (2021). “Someone wants to connect with you”: Predicting Uruguayan kids’ replies to online friendship requests. Global Studies of Childhood.

Robinson, L., Schulz, J., Dodel, M., Correa, T., Villanueva-Mansilla, E., Leal, S., Magallanes-Blanco, C., Rodriguez-Medina, L., Dunn, H.S., Levine, L. and McMahon, R. (2020). Digital Inclusion Across the Americas and Caribbean. Social Inclusion, 8(2), pp. 244-259.

Dodel, M., & Mesch, G. (2019). An integrated model for assessing cyber-safety behaviors: How cognitive, socioeconomic and digital determinants affect diverse safety practices. Computers & Security, 86, 75-91.

Dodel, M., Kweksilber, C., Aguirre, F., & Méndez, I. (2018). Informe kids online Uruguay. Niños, niñas y adolescentes conectados. UNICEF: Montevideo. [link to the book]

Watch Prof. Dodel present on “Not every stranger means danger: Latin American kids’ responses to online friendship requests” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Dodel’s insights about his professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast