Debora Lanzeni

Dr Debora Lanzeni is an anthropologist working hard to build a common ground for interdisciplinary tech studies. Her research lies on the intersection of technology, anthropology, design, digital ethnography and future studies. Data, artificial intelligence (AI) and smart cities are key themes in recent years. Debora's interests are focused on the development of emerging technologies and future imaginaries, as well as work regimes and new digital technologies. Recent projects include Transliteracy and Unlocking Digital Assets.

With a PhD and a Master in Knowledge and Information Society (IN3-UOC), a Bachelor in Anthropology and a DEA in Political Anthropology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Debora trained as a filmmaker and taught for 5 years in Methodology and Media Anthropology in the University of Buenos Aires.

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Research programs


Advisory Boards and Committees

  • Member of Mediaccions Research Group, University of Cataluya (UoC), Spain
  • Member of Future Making Space, Aarhus Denmark
  • Co-convenor of the Future Anthropologies Network (FAN), European Association of Social Anthropologists Association (EASA)