Internationales Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften (IZEW)

Dr. Beatrice Bonami

Society, Culture and Technological Change

Dr Beatrice Bonami is a teaching fellow at the IZEW and the Global South Center. She studied education, innovation and international development and completed her doctoral degree [under a Ph.D. international consortium called CAPES/PRINT funded by Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology] by University of São Paulo/Brazil [School of Communications and Arts], University of Rome/Italy [Department of Social Research] and University College London/UK [Institute of Education]. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Philosophy of information and technology
  • Data and digital literacy
  • Digital education international frameworks
  • Ethics of social Media analysis
  • Digital justice and fairness
  • Tech decolonization

Career

Beatrice Bonami is an italo-brazilian researcher and innovator in the field of Communication and Information Sciences. She completed her Ph.D. on Education, Innovation and International Development by a consortium with the University of São Paulo [Brazil], the University College London [UK] and University of Rome [Italy]. The focus of her research and practice is on digital justice and fairness and on data literacy for all, and during her academic and professional life, she managed to obtain certifications on digital social listening, sustainable development and infodemic management, all offered by the United Nations. She worked actively during the COVID-19 pandemic as an infodemic manager by the WHO and UNESCO with countries such as Brazil, Venezuela, Malaysia, India, Canada and Cameroon - targeting information wellbeing and risk communication with native territories and indigenous populations. For the past 5 years, she has worked with the United Nations with the Media and Information Literacy Alliance by UNESCO and the Independent Panel by the World Health Organization and was selected as Youth Ambassador for the Digital Literacies Program by UNESCO representing Latin American and Caribbean countries. She is currently head of Education at the Vero Institute, a ministerial coalition formed to offer digital education to vulnerable groups in Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the IZEW at Universität Tübingen she teaches the graduate course about Social Media, Public Opinion and Data Triangulation: philosophical and ethical background for social network analysis. She is also responsible for developing the project "Sympoiesis Germany-Latin America: a partnership to decolonize technology in the Global South". The focus of this initiative will be on digitalization/media literacy and the exploitation of vulnerable groups in the global south and on how far can digital technologies improve global digital justice in the field of education. This project wants to promote a series of webinars and “justicethons” [similar to hackathons] with 4 representatives of educational initiatives: startups, third sector, government and civil society from 4 countries Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico [in total 48 participants to be selected]. These engagement initiatives will have as deliverables a list of recommendations to be further discussed in national contexts, as well as international scientific publications and reports. The justicethons aim also to foster further grant applications, high impact scientific publications, qualifications and scalability of this project to other geographies.

CV

2021 - Teaching Fellow at Center for Ethics in Science and Technology at Universität  Tübingen

  • Teaching the course “Foreseeing Public Opinion through Social Media in Latin America: methodological concepts, ethical reflections and practical exercises”

2021 - Consultant by UNESCO MIL Alliance and Vision in Action/Cameroon

  • Coordinating research on media and information literacy in Cameroon

2020 - Head of Education at Instituto Vero/Brazil

  • Coordinating digital education projects in Brazil

2020 - Researcher at the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response by the World  Health Organization

  • Managing infodemic and risk communication and community engagement

2020 - Survey Analysis Coordinator at HILA Alliance, UNICEF, World Health Organization 

  • Researching on informational wellbeing regarding vaccine trust and hesitancy

2019 - Research and Moderator at the Canadian Commission for UNESCO

  • Moderating public consultations about Artificial Intelligence and Indigenous Knowledge

2019 - Youth Ambassador at UNESCO

  • Representing Latin American and the Caribbean countries in Media and Information Literacies projects by UNESCO

2018 - Researcher/Doctoral Candidate at University College London

  • Researching digital education and innovation

2018 - Researcher/Doctoral Candidate at Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza

  • Researching digital social research methods

2017 - Researcher/Doctoral Candidate at Universidade de São Paulo/Brazil

  • Researching communication and information philosophy and ethics

2017 - Consultant at Municipal Division for Innovation and Technology of São Paulo/Brazil

  • Researching the digital taskforce of Brazilian state government

2013 - Junior Researcher/Master Candidate at Universidade de São Paulo/Brazil

  • Researching digital inclusion and justice

2009 - Bachelor Degree in Intercultural Studies and Arts

  • Researching disabilities and artistic expression

Recent Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Angeluci, A. C. B., Rosa, B. B., & Passarelli, B. (2021). Podcasts sobre Covid-19: o projeto #MDDFcontraocorona. Comunicação & Educação, 25(1), 186-199. https://doi.org/10.11606/ issn.2316-9125.v25i1p186-199

 

Bonami, B., Nemorin, S. (2020) Through three levels of abstraction: Towards an ecological framework for making sense of new technologies in education. Educ Inf Technol https://doi.org/10.1007/ s10639-020-10305-1

 

Bonami, B.; Piazentini, L.; Possa, A. (2020) Education, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: mixed methods in digital platforms. Comunicar Journal, n.65. ISSN: 1134-3478. DOI https://doi.org/10.3916/ C65-2020-04

Bonami, B., Nocenzi, M., & Passarelli, B. (2020). Qualitative Analysis of Digital Technology Research and Practice in the Field of Social and Human Sciences. Journal of E-Learning and Knowledge Society, 16(3), 50-59. DOI: https://doi.org/10.20368/1971-8829/1135241

 

Di Felice, M. Bonami, B. (2019) Ecologias conectivas: a qualidade transorgânicas das interações nos ambientes-redes. EDUCAÇÃO UNISINOS (ONLINE), v. 23, p. 709-724. DOI: 10.4013/edu.2019.234.07

International Reports with the United Nations

BONAMI, SOH, EBADI, et al. (2021) Youth Vaccine Trust: global analysis. HILA Alliance, MTTV, World Health Organization, London/England.

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (2021) COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic. Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, Geneva/Switzerland.

 

BONAMI, B. MUCHENA, C. ROGOBETE, E. et al. (2020). COVID-19 Youth Survey: Report. Version 1, Global Shapers, Copenhagen/Denmark.

Book Chapters

FRANCO, T.; BONAMI, B. (2020) A cosmofagia occidental e a reapropriação dos dispositivos digitais em período de pandemia. In.: Albuquerque, Oliveira. Quarentenas Amazônicas (v.5), 26-37. Available at: https:// bit.ly/2Bvjg5l

Published Ph.D. and Master thesis

Bonami. B. (2021). Dez Categorias que Expressam a Interface entre Tecnologia Digital, Comunicação e Educação: instrumento, empoderamento e rede de actantes. Tese de Doutorado, Escola de Comunicações e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo. doi:10.11606/T.27.2021.tde-24082021-210027. Recuperado em 2021-10-15, de www.teses.usp.br


Bonami. B. (2016). A transdisciplinariedade das literacias emergentes no contemporâneo conectado: um mapeamento do universo documental das literacias de mídia e informação (MIL). Dissertação de Mestrado, Escola de Comunicações e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo. doi:10.11606/D.27.2017.tde-09032017-143021. Recuperado em 2021-10-15, de www.teses.usp.br

 

Sympoiesis Germany-Latin America: Project description

The focus of this initiative will be on digitalization/media literacy and the exploitation of vulnerable groups in the global south and on how far can digital technologies improve global digital justice in the field of education. This project wants to promote a series of webinars and “justicethons” [similar to hackathons] with 4 representatives of educational initiatives: startups, third sector, government and civil society from 4 countries Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico [in total 48 participants to be selected]. These engagement initiatives will have as deliverables a list of recommendations to be further discussed in national contexts, as well as international scientific publications and reports. The justicethons aim also to foster further grant applications, high impact scientific publications, qualifications and scalability of this project to other geographies.