Ricardo Gomez is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington Information School, and faculty affiliate with the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program and the UW Center for Human Rights. His research interests focus on information and communication technologies in international development contexts specializing in social dimensions of the use (or non-use) of communication technologies, especially in community development settings.
I am particularly interested in qualitative research methods and in group facilitation and process design. These methods help me find creative ways to communicate complex ideas and research results in everyday language.
Before joining the School, I worked with private, public, and nonprofit sectors around the world, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. I’ve held positions with Microsoft Community Affairs, and with the International Development Research Center in Canada. I hold an MA from Université du Québec à Montréal (1992) and a Ph.D. from Cornell University (1997).