Tori Holmes / The travelling texts of local content: following content creation, communication and dissemination via internet platforms in a Brazilian favela


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Tori Holmes
is a third year PhD student at the University of Liverpool in the UK, and the holder of a studentship linked to the Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature project. Her research investigates the production and dissemination of 'local content' on the internet and beyond by residents of favelas (shantytowns) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has a BA in Modern Languages (Spanish and French) from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Area Studies (Latin America) from the Institute of Latin American Studies (now Institute for the Study of the Americas) in London, where her dissertation research looked at the emergence of cabinas públicas (internet cafés) in Peru. She has also worked in the UK and Brazil as a project coordinator, freelance researcher/consultant and editor/translator specialising in the social use of information and communication technologies, including in development work.