Celso Alexandre Souza de Alvear

Visiting Scholar

Professor, Postgraduate Program in Technology for Social Development at UFRJ
Collaborator, Department of Electronic Engineering at the Engineering School of UFRJ
Extension Director, Interdisciplinary Nucleus for Social Development (NIDES / UFRJ)
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
CSTMS Research Unit: Office for the History of Science and Technology, CSTMS, Designated Emphasis in STS
Affiliation period: June 2017 - November 2017
Degrees Ph.D. Production Engineering :: COPPE / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2014)
M.S. Production Engineering :: COPPE / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2008)
B.S. Computer and Electronics Engineering :: POLI / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2005)

Research Areas

Critical Theory of Technology, Engineering for Social Development, Solidarity Economy, Participatory Action Research (PAR), Agile Software Development, Participatory Design, Free Software, Community informatics

Celso works on engineering and STS, at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He is a board member of Brazilian STS Association (ESOCITE.BR). Graduated in computer engineer in UFRJ, his master and doctoral degrees were advised by Michel Thiollent (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michel_Thiollent), a sociologist who is reference in Action-Research in Latin-America. During these years, he developed a very strong interest in STS. In 2015, he edited a special thematic issue about “engineering and social development” of Tecnologia e Sociedade (Society and Technology), the journal linked to the Brazilian STS association ESOCITE.BR (https://periodicos.utfpr.edu.br/rts/issue/view/216).
He is also a Professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a member of SOLTEC (Technical Solidarity), that is a is an interdisciplinary program of extension, research, and education, which develops networking projects with a territorial and participatory approach in the fields of Technology for Social Inclusion and Solidarity Economy. He teaches “Critical Theory of Technology” in a master degree and “Free Software and Participatory Design” in computer engineering undergraduate. He is also a undergraduate and graduate advisor.

last updated: June 29th, 2020