About Me

Update: I am graduating in Spring 2020 and am on the job market. I am looking for exciting academic and non-academic research jobs with an opportunity for public engagement and social impact starting July 2020.

“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)

Bio: Hello world! I am Noopur Raval. I am a PhD candidate in Informatics at UC Irvine. I read, think and write about platforms, digital labor, global South and decolonial futures and gender . 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 always looking for people to read with. I also run a mentor list for international students looking to apply to PhD programs.

Reach me at noopur dot raval at gmail.