Associate Professor


My research interests focus on the uses of information and communication technologies in international and community development contexts, and on migration, human rights and social justice. I specialize in social dimensions of the use (or non-use) of communication technologies, and how they contribute to well-being. I am particularly interested in qualitative research methods and in group facilitation and process design. These methods help me find creative ways to communicate complex ideas and research results in everyday language.


I worked with private, public, and nonprofit sectors around the world, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. I’ve held positions with Microsoft Community Affairs, and with the International Development Research Center in Canada. I hold an MA from Université du Québec à Montréal (1992) and a Ph.D. from Cornell University (1997).

Contact Me

To maintain my sanity I’m not on Facebook or Linkedin, but I’ll be happy to chat in person or by email.

Email: rgomez@uw.edu
Phone: 206.685.1372
Office: Mary Gates Hall 370C

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