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Education

2016 – (ongoing) DPhil. in Knowledge Cultures and Digital Media: ‘Auto-correct’. A socio-technical investigation of machine autonomy (working title). die Fakultät Kulturwissenschaften. 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 Schrott Kommunikations, Köln; International Film Hochschule (IFS), Köln; Tactical Technology Collective; Transmediale, IT 4 Change, Bangalore; the Citizen Lab, University of Toronto.

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 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; IFSHA; Action Aid. 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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