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Education

2016 – (ongoing) DPhil. in Knowledge Cultures and Digital Media: ‘Infrastructures of accountability: Tests, Measures and Standardisation of Machine Intelligence’ (working title). die Fakultät Kulturwissenschaften, Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Media, Universität Leuphana, Lüneburg, Germany. Supervisor: Herr Dr. Martin Warnke. Thesis advisor: Dr. Nishant Shah.

2007. MA Media & Cultural Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom.

1997. MA Applied Psychology, Delhi University -South Campus, New Delhi, India.

1995. BA Psychology, Women’s Christian College, University of Madras, Chennai, India.

Professional Experience

May 2014 – September 2017 Director of Applied Research. Tactical Technology Collective. Berlin. Germany.

October 2011 – April 2014. Director, Evidence and Action Program. Tactical Technology Collective. Bangalore, India.

December 2009- September 2011. Consultant. Tactical Technology Collective. Mumbai and Bangalore, India

December 2008- July 2010. Lead Researcher and Consultant on the EroTICs Research Project Phase I. Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Women’s Rights Program. Mumbai, India.

November 2003 – February 2009. Consultant roles at UNICEF Maharashtra Field Office, Mumbai, India; Point of View, Mumbai; CREA New Delhi; Tata Institute for Social Sciences, Mumbai.

April 1997 – April 2002. Researcher. Sakshi. New Delhi, India.

Recent Public Speaking
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September 2017. Netzpolitik. Berlin. See(n) Through Machines – On big data and discrimination.

February 2017. Transmediale. Berlin. As a part of the studio session on Machine Research -Infrastructures.

April 2017. Theorizing the Web. New York City. Video online here

December 2016. 33c3: the 33rd Chaos Communication Congress. Hamburg.

Affiliations and Honours

2014. Programme Advisory Board of ARROW, the Asia Pacific Resource Centre on Women. Malaysia.

2003. Chevening Foreign & Commonwealth Office Scholarship, United Kingdom.

1995. Lord Pendleton Prize for the Best Outgoing Student. Women’s Christian College, Madras, India.

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