“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 am a Technology, Law and Society Fellow (2017-18) at UC Irvine and was an affiliate to the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University for the year 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 vegetarian food and try to travel as much as I can. On a regular day I am listening to Radiohead and all kinds of Hindustani music. I am fluent in five languages and am always trying to read poetry and songs in new languages. I am also always looking for people to read with.
Reach me at noopur dot raval at gmail.