Luis Felipe Murillo

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Department: Department of Anthropology

Research Interests: Anthropology of science and technology, digital computing, science and technology studies, political and economic anthropology, world anthropologies, hacking, free and open-source technologies, commons (tangible, intangible, and otherwise)

Luis Felipe R. Murillo’s work is dedicated to the study of computing from an anthropological perspective. Based on long-term, collaborative ethnographic fieldwork alongside computer expert communities, his research explores questions of ethics, openness, sharing, and collaboration in contemporary science and technology projects.

Through projects spanning hacker collectives in the Pacific Rim to open technology development at CERN, Murillo investigates how computer experts design and implement digital technologies as responses to pressing social, political, and environmental issues within and beyond the Global North. He is currently working on a book project on the ethics and politics of the transnational computing commons.

Prior to joining the Notre Dame faculty in 2022, Murillo was a research associate at the University of Virginia’s School of Data Science, where he taught and conducted research on community-driven environmental sensing and the ethics of large-scale data analytics.