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López Gómez, Daniel

Daniel López Gómez is a doctoral degree holder in Social Psychology, adjunct professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences at the UOC and researcher in the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute's (IN3) CareNet group at the UOC.
His doctoral degree is in Social Psychology, but his field of research is science and technology studies. His doctoral degree involved a critical exploration of the intersections between care and security in telecare for the elderly. He regards himself as an ethnographer interested in care infrastructures and practices linked to ageing and disability. His most recent works have tackled collaborative housing for the elderly and community initiatives for mutual support and care in contexts of crisis and austerity. From a theoretical point of view, his work is very much inspired by the actor-network theory, post-structuralism and feminist technoscience. More recently, he has become interested in the study of self-tracking technologies, participative sensory projects and maintenance and repair practices as infrastructural care.

He has been an adjunct professor at the UOC's Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences since 2007. Between 2011 and 2013 he was Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral research fellow with the Law, Science and Technology Studies (LSTS) research group at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is an associate member of the Centre for Invention and Social Process (Goldsmiths, University of London). He was also visiting professor at Andrés Bello University (Chile). He is a member of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), the Spanish STS network and board member of the Catalan Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology. He was a member of the organizing committee of the 2016 4S/EASST Conference in Barcelona.

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