Edgar Gómez-Cruz

Edgar Gómez-Cruz

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Associate Professor


Edgar Gómez Cruz is an Associate Professor at the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. He has published widely on several topics relating to digital culture in top journals, particularly in the areas of material visual practices, digital ethnography, and critical approaches to digital technologies. His recent publications include the books: Vital Technologies. Thinking digital cultures from Latin America
(2022). From Kodak Culture to Networked Image: An Ethnography of Digital Photography Practices (2012), and the co-edited volumes Digital Photography and Everyday Life. Empirical Studies on Material Visual Practices (Routledge, 2016) with Asko Lehmuskallio and Refiguring Techniques in Visual Digital Research (Palgrave, 2017), with Shanti Sumartojo and Sarah Pink. His current research focuses on the datafication of everyday life in the Global South.


PhD in Information and Knowledge Society
Masters Degree in Sociological Theory
Masters Degree in Communication and New Technologies
Bachelor (Honours) in Social Communication

Areas Of Specialization

Digital Ethnography
Visual Culture
Everyday practices with digital technologies
Critical Studies on Data and Algorithms
Latin America

Recent Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourseSyllabus
2023FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Ethnography and Socio-Technical Futures
2023SpringINF 398TSupervised Teaching in Information Studies
2022FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Ethnography and Socio-Technical Futures