He is a Sociologist (PhD, M.A. & B.A.) and Psychologist (B.A.) who specialises in Information Society, Public Policy, Digital Inequality and cyber-safety.Matías is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences at Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU), where he leads the World Internet Project, DiSTO Project, and Kids Online`s Uruguayan Chapters.
He has worked as an independent consultant at UNICEF, and the National E-government and Information Society Agency (AGESIC) of the Uruguayan government Presidency, were he developed the official ICT surveys (EUTIC: 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019) in collaboration with the National Statistical Office.
Since completing his PhD at the University of Haifa, he has been studying the role digital inequalities play in digital citizenship and cyber-safety.
Matías is Co-Principal Investigator of the Fairwork Uruguay Team and is responsible for the methodological design of the study, questionnaires, data analysis, and report writing.
His publications include:
Díaz, C.; Dodel, M., & Menese, P. (2022). Can One Laptop per Child Reduce Digital Inequalities? ICT Household Access Patterns under Plan Ceibal. Telecommunication Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2022.102406
Dodel, M., Menese, P., & Trajtenberg, N. (2021). “Someone wants to connect with you”: Predicting Uruguayan kids’ replies to online friendship requests. Global Studies of Childhood. https://doi.org/10.1177/20436106211027576
Dodel, M. (2021) Socioeconomic Inequalities and Digital Skills. In Rohlinger, D.D & Sobieraj, S. (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Digital Media. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780197510636.013.30