Carolina Aguerre

Associate Senior Fellow

Related project

Digital Data Governance: Frameworks, Technologies and Controversies

Current affiliation

UdeSA - Universidad de San Andrés, Centro de Tecnología y Sociedad




since 03/2018

Universidad de San Andres

Center for Technology and Society (CETyS)

Co-Director and Senior Researcher

since 03/2015

Universidad de San Andres

Department of Social Sciences

Associate Professor

since 03/2013

Universidad Catolica del Uruguay Master in Organizational Studies

Invited Professor



General Manager


 Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Embassy in Montevideo

Cooperation / Press and Public Affairs

Projects Officer


Universidad Catolica del Uruguay

Department of Social Sciences and Communication

Assistant researchers and coordinator UNESCO Chair of Communication, Southern Cone

Current Projects

  • Framing Data Colonialism from Practices of Resistance

  • Cybersecurity: Mapping Preferences, Norms and Practices

  • Data Governance and COVID-19. State Responses in the LAC Context

  • Participation in Policy Development Processes in the Technical Community


  • ANII (National Agency for Research and Innovation), Uruguay (2019)
  • Internet Policy Observatory, University of Pennsylvania (2017–2018)
  • Internet Policy Observatory, University of Pennsylvania (2017–2018)
  • IDRC and Nanyang University of Technology Research Grant
  • Amy Mahan Research Grant Program and DIRSI
  • Doctoral scholarship, CONICET (National Research Council for Science and Technology). Argentina (2009–2011)
  • Chevening Scholarship. Masters’ program Goldsmiths College, U. of London, United Kingdom. (2001–2002)

Seminars and Conferences

2019: Artificial Intelligence Frameworks in Latin America. In CPR Latam. Cordoba, Argentina.

2018: 'Cyberpolicy and Data Flows from a Latin American Perspective'. Workshop 'Digital Free Trade or Cyber Nationalism'. Georgia Tech, Atlanta 24–25 May.

2016: 'Conversaciones en Twitter en momentos de escándalo político en Argentina'. In Second Annual Congress of Media and Society (Congreso Anual de Medios y Sociedad MESO). 'Desarrollos Contemporáneos Sobre Medios, Cultura y Sociedad: Argentina y América Latina'. 28 Oct. 2016, Buenos Aires.

2015: 'Internet Policy Formation in Latin America'. In 10° Annual Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GIGANET), 10th Internet Governance Forum. 9 November 2015, João Pessoa.

2014: An Approach to National Internet Governance Mechanisms. 9th Annual Symposium of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GIGANET) at the 9th Internet Governance Forum (September 2014).

2014: The Internet Governance Regime and the National Internet Trajectory of Brazil, 2nd ISA Forum of Sociology, Buenos Aires, Argentina July 23–25.

2010: Summer Doctoral Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

2008: Summer School Scholar. Programme of Comparative Media Law and Policy. Annenberg School of Communications. – University of Oxford.


Dr Carolina Aguerre joined the research group 'Global Cooperation and polycentric Governance' in September 2020 and has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre until the end of 2021.


Research Project at the Centre

Internet Governance and Data Issues: Future Paths of Cooperation Mechanisms?

This proposal seeks to address the state-of-play and the possibilities for cooperation in polycentric Internet governance in the age of big data and AI. Are governance processes related with data governance adopting more hierarchical forms of governance and eventually pose risks to the fragile democratization of Internet governance? Is polycentric Internet governance being challenged by emerging AI governance arrangements and AI ‘super powers’ (both states and companies)? How are these discussions affecting the core institutions, players and equilibrium of the Internet governance complex? Will the effect of AI and data business models devalue the governance capacity of stakeholders and nations from developing contexts?

Research Interests

  • Polycentricity in Internet policy & governance
  • Data governance: systemic challenges and asymetries
  • Sociological and IR Practice theory
  • Private actor governance
  • Participation of the developing world in international regimes and international settings
  • Institutionalism: path dependence, legitimacy

Expertise and Consulting Work

  • Internet Society. Strategic mapping assessment (June–July 2020).
  • LACIGF. Proposal for the improvement of the LACIGF (March–July 2020).
  • LACNIC. Evaluation of LACNIC's participation mechanisms in the Policy Development Process (March–June 2018).
  • LACNIC. Evaluation of gender policies in LACNIC's policy and technical environment (April–June 2019).
  • LACNIC. The history of LACNIC and multistakeholder Internet Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean (launched publication July 2019).
  • Avina Foundation. Evaluation of open data – civic tech initiative Por Mi Barrio in San José de Costa Rica and Montevideo.
  • IADB. Principal Consultant e-Trade & Digital Economy Working Group, Americas Business Dialogue (2017).


  • GFCE - Member of the GFCE Research Committee (2020–2022)
  • GPAI - Member of the Responsible AI Working Group, Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) (2020)
  • IADB - Member of the Expert Group at fAIr LAC - Inter American Development Bank (since 2019)
  • UNESCO - Member of the AdHoc Expert Working Group on Artificial Intelligence and Ethics Recommendations (2020)
  • Digital Trade and Data Governance Data Hub - Member of the International Advisory Board and the Scholars' Network of the Digital Trade Hub at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
  • GIGANET - Member of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network since 2010 and Outreach Chair 2016–2017 / 2018–2019.
  • AOIR - Member of the Association of Internet Researchers


Aguerre, C. (2020). The who, the what and the how. Mapping stakeholders, issues and mechanisms of Internet governance in Latin America. PoliTICs Nº30,

Aguerre, C. (2019). 'Digital Trade in Latin America: mapping issues and approaches', in Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance 20 (6).

Aguerre, C. (2019). Los ccTLDs y los Dilemas del Desarrollo Comercial del DNS en América Latina. Reflexiones para el Sur Global. In Opperman, D. Internet governance in the global south. History, theory and contemporary debates. NUPRI, Universidad de Sao Paulo,

Aguerre, C. (2019). Right of Access to the Internet. Global Approaches. In Susi, M., Human Rights, the Digital Society and Law: A Research Companion, London: Routledge.

Aguerre, C.; Canabarro, D. R.; Callegari, A.; Hurel, L. M.; Patrício, N. S. (2018). Mapping National Internet Governance Initiatives in Latin America. Internet Policy Observatory at the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania,

Aguerre, C. (2017). 'The Internet in Argentina and Brazil: The Origins of Networking Experiences', in Information & Culture [University of Texas] 52 (2),

Aguerre, C. (2017). Redes de gobernanza de Internet a nivel nacional. La experiencia de casos recientes en América Latina [National governance networks. Recent experiences in Latin America], in CELE 3rd edition, Hacia una Internet Libre de Censura, Buenos Aires, Universidad de Palermo.