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Education

2016 – (ongoing) DPhil. in Knowledge Cultures and Digital Media: ‘Auto-correct’. A socio-technical investigation of machine autonomy in driverless cars (working title). die Fakultät Kulturwissenschaften, Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Media, Universität Leuphana, Lüneburg, Germany. Supervisors: Herr Dr. Martin Warnke, 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.

Work

October 2017 – Present. Freelance research, writing and speaking. House of World Cultures (HKW) Berlin; Leuphana University, Lüneburg; Goethe Institute, Montreal; Makea /Fab Lab Berlin; Oliver Schott Kommunikations, Köln; International Film Hochschule (IFS), Köln; Tactical Tech; Transmediale, Berlin.

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

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

December 2009- September 2011. Mumbai and Bangalore. Part-time consultant. Tactical Technology Collective. Projects: ‘Sex Worker Voices’; Visualising Women’s Rights in the Arab region.

December 2008- July 2010. Mumbai. Lead Researcher and part-time consultant on the Exploratory Research on ICTs and Sexuality (EroTICs) Research Project Phase I in India. Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Women’s Rights Program.

November 2003 – February 2009. Mumbai. Consultant roles in HIV/AIDS prevention education, creative media arts and advocacy, sexuality and reproductive health and rights advocacy, gender based violence research and writing, and ICTs in development at UNICEF Maharashtra Field Office, Mumbai; Point of View; CREA; Tata Institute for Social Sciences.

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

Affiliations and Honours

2018. Fellow. Media Cultures of Computer Simulation (MECS) Institute for Advanced Study. Lüneburg, Germany.

2014-2019. 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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