“But unless theory is unanswerable, either through its successes or failure, to the essential untidiness, the essential unmasterable presence that constitutes a large part of historical and social situations (and this applies equally to theory that derives from somewhere else and theory that is ‘original’), then theory becomes an ideological trap.” (Edward Said ‘Traveling Theory’ 1983: 173)
Hello world! I am Noopur Raval. I am a PhD candidate in Informatics at UC Irvine. I am interested in digital+labor+gender+equity. I was a Technology, Law and Society Fellow (2017-18) at UC Irvine and was an affiliate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (2016-17). When I am not writing, I am writing some more. But, I am trying to read more than I write. I also love cooking. I am always looking for people to read with.
Reach me at noopur dot raval at gmail.