Hello! I work at the intersection of research and communication on digital technologies and their effects on society, politics, and human rights. My research focuses broadly on technology, human rights, and language, particularly information blackouts (such as network shutdowns) and collective action. I am also exploring the policies and laws that surround new technologies, the dynamics of disinformation on social media worldwide, and humanitarian technology. I have previously worked with international organizations, civil society groups, and a multi-stakeholder initiative. I have authored or co-authored reports, academic articles, and op-eds. I am deeply embedded in the multi-stakeholder digital rights community through collaboration and conferences.


I finished my PhD in Government & Public Policy at the University of Arizona in 2018 and most recently served as Associate Director for Program at Stanford University's Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi). My dissertation was titled A Total Eclipse of the Net: The Dynamics of Network Shutdowns and Collective Action Responses. I received an MA in Modern Languages in 2011 and an MA in Government & Public Policy in 2014. I have also freelanced as a translator (English-Polish-Portuguese-Spanish-French) for the last 12 years. I maintain a strong side interest in languages and cultures.

Follow me on Twitter at @ElCalavero. For collaboration, media inquiries, or translations, please contact me.

Thank you!

RightsCon 2019 
Tunis, Tunisia
International Studies Association 2019
Toronto, ON, Canada


Defending the Civic Space Online
(w/ UN Special Rapporteur Clement Voule)
Stanford, CA