Current Research Areas: media theory; semiotics; valuation studies; technoscientific expectations; cultural economy; bureaucratic knowledge; environmental history; extractivism; Latin America
Diego Cerna Aragon is a researcher of media and technology. His doctoral research revolves around questions of legibility of natural resources, circulation of economic ideas, and practices of future-making. Diego holds a BA in Communication from the University of Lima, an SM in Comparative Media Studies from MIT, and an MA in Science and Technology Studies from York University.
Before graduate school, Diego spent years working at an international development project in Peru that assisted local governments in the management of mining revenues. Diego has also been involved in research projects concerned with population data collection and the distribution of social welfare benefits using algorithmic systems.