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Centre of Governance & Human Rights (CGHR)


Dr Sebastián Lehuedé

Dr Sebastián Lehuedé is a Research Associate at the CGHR. His work examines digital technologies from a global social justice perspective inspired by Latin American critical theory. Sebastián’s current research investigates the shifts taking place in the digital rights movement as a response to data colonialism. His doctoral thesis proposed a framework of data governance based on the notion of ‘autonomy’ as circulated by social movements and critical intellectuals in Latin America. In empirical terms, this research examined the hopes and fears of researchers, policy makers and Indigenous activists in Chile regarding the information produced by the international astronomical observatories constructed in the Atacama Desert.

Sebastián holds a PhD in Data, Networks and Society from the Department of Media and Communications at the LSE. He is a member of Tierra Común, a network of researchers and activists opposing data colonialism, and has professional experience in media and political communication.

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