Patrícia Dias da Silva
Patrícia Dias da Silva is a PhD Fellow in Social Sciences at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, and a member of LabCMO, Université du Québec à Montréal. She received her BA in Communication Studies from the New University of Lisbon, and her MA in Communication, Culture and Information Technologies from ISCTE-IUL, a Portuguese institute reputed for its research centers. After undertaking a more policy-oriented research on citizen engagement and information and communication technologies, her current work focuses on participation practices regarding online video, and YouTube in particular, both bottom-up and top-down. She is also currently collaborating in international research projects dedicated to the social studies of technology, focusing mainly on online public participation.