Alfaro, Veronica

Alfaro, Veronica is an advanced Ph.D. student at The New School for Social Research in New York City. She earned her B.A. in International Affairs at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico) in 1998, and the M.A. degree in Sociology from the New School in 2001. She has also worked as a Fellow Researcher in several projects for the Massachusett’s Institute of Technology (MIT) and El Colegio de Mexico (COLMEX). Her doctoral dissertation work is focused on social movements that are staged in cyberspace, the ‘informational guerrilla movements’ that use the internet as a tool for doing politics and cyberspace as an agora, a virtual public sphere, and a field of struggle. Mapping the political dimension of cyberspace from a sociological point of view, and first inspired by the Zapatista community around the world, Ms. Alfaro’s work analyses the Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), one of the first movements that practiced Electronic Civil Disobedience – and the creators of the “virtual sit-in” in solidarity with the Zapatistas, as a case to study the intersection between cultural practices and politics.


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