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Edgar Gómez-Cruz

 Austin, Texas, United States
Associate Professor, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin


Edgar Gómez Cruz is an Associate Professor at the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. He has published widely on topics relating to digital culture, material visual practices and digital ethnography. His most recent book, in Spanish, is Vital Technologies. Thinking digital cultures from Latin America.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Miño’s journey

Selected readings

Gómez Cruz, E. (2022). Vital Technologies. Thinking digital cultures from Latin America. México City: Puerta Abierta/Universidad Panamericana (In Spanish)

Siles, I., Gómez Cruz, E. & Ricaurte, P. (2022). Towards a Popular Theory of Algorithms. Popular Communication. DOI: 10.1080/15405702.2022.2103140.

Gómez Cruz, E. (2022). PhotoMedia as Anthropology: Towards a Speculative Research Method. Elisabetta Costa, Patricia G. Lange, Nell Haynes, and Jolynna Sinanan (Eds.) In Routledge Companion to Media Anthropology.

Gómez Cruz, E. and Harindranath, R. (2020). WhatsApp as ‘technology of life’: Reframing research agendas. First Monday, [S.l.], Jan. 2020. 

Gómez Cruz, E. & Lehmuskallio, A. (Eds.) (2016). Digital Photography in Everyday Life. Empirical Studies on Material Visual Practices. London: Routledge.

Watch Prof. Gómez-Cruz present “Vital Technologies: Towards a Latin American Theory of the Digital” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

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