I am a doctoral student at School of Information, University of Michigan advised by Dr. Silvia Lindtner and Dr. Patricia Garcia. My research lies at the intersection of labor and automation where I explore AI’s intersections with informal labor markets. I specifically focus on the position of food delivery workers in the heteromated workflows of food delivery platforms in India.
Prior to my PhD, I was a Commonwealth Scholar at SOAS (University of London) where I completed my M.A. in Global Digital Cultures and worked closely with Dr. Elisa Oreglia as a research assistant at Dept. of Digital Humanities, King's College London. In the past, I have managed collaborative projects with feminist human rights organizations in India exploring ICT use for Sexuality and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights related information dissemination in communites with low Internet access.
Areas of interest
Platforms and Digital Labor
Future of Work
Postcolonial and Feminist STS
Critical Cultural Studies
Honors & awards
Commonwealth Scholarship, 2017-18
IASSCS Scholarship, 2017
Tata Trusts Travel Grant, 2015
M.A. Global Digital Cultures (SOAS, University of London)
M.A. Social Work (University of Delhi)