I recently started as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto.
I am passionate about ethical research that can help us understand the sociotechnical practices of marginalized communities. My research is interdisciplinary, influenced by research drawn from HCI/CSCW, and theories and concepts from STS, sociology, development studies, and institutional analysis.
I am always looking for students and researchers to collaborate with. Please contact me if you are interested in any of the following:
I used to be a postdoctoral fellow at the Thirdspace research group at University of Toronto’s Computer Science Department. In May 2019, I completed my Ph.D. from the School of Information at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where I was adviced by Prof. Joyojeet Pal. I hold a MS in Economics and a BE in Electronics Engineering with prior experience in education research and data analytics.
Amongst other stuff, I love the following in no specific order - mythology, cataloguing music, Carl Sagan, evolution, technology, dragons, Wong Kar-Wai, football (used to be an Arsenal fan, currently neutral, but leaning Southampton), and Douglas Adams.
PhD in Information
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
MS in Economics
Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India
BE in Electronics & Communications
[December 22, 2020] Paper “Parsing the ‘Me’ in #MeToo: Sexual Harassment, Social Media, and Justice Infrastructures” accepted with minor revisions to CSCW 2021.
[October 11, 2020] Paper “Piracy and the Impaired Cyborg: Assistive Technologies, Accessibility, and Access” awarded a Best Paper Award and recognized for its contribution to diversity and inclusion at CSCW 2020.
[August 3, 2020] Paper “Piracy and the Impaired Cyborg: Assistive Technologies, Accessibility, and Access” accepted with minor revisions to CSCW 2020.
Studying the infrastructures supporting informal transnational networks
The role of informality in the adoption, consumption, and reproduction of technology