Research

August 2022:

New Research: Indian Immigrant Tech Workers in Silicon Valley

We are studying how the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing visa crisis among high-skilled Indian tech workers is shaping their thinking about future work and life planning.

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2022:

The Moral Economy of Platform Work. Asiascape: Digital Asia 9 (2022 Forthcoming)

[CHI Workshop] Iantorno, Mathew, et al. “Outsourcing Artificial Intelligence: Responding to the Reassertion of the Human Element into Automation.” CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts. 2022.

[CHI Workshop] Raval, Noopur, et al. “Considerations for Building Solidarity among Academic and Tech Workers: Thinking through access, positionality and limits to collective action.” CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts. 2022.

[Commissioned Report] Leslie, David, et al. “Data Justice Stories: A Repository of Case Studies.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2204.03100 (2022).

[CHI Extended Abstract] Collective, C. H. I. W. O. R. K., et al. “Human-Computer Interaction and the Future of Work.” CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts. 2022.

2021:

Interrupting invisibility in a global world (Dialogues) for ACM Interactions Magazine, offering a critique of the aestheticization of (in)visibility as a trope and its utility for global South researchers

An essay titled ‘Mutual Aid Stations’ drawing attention to alternate forms of organization and solidarity among gig workers in the global South (Logic Magazine)

“This Seems to Work”: Designing Technological Systems with The Algorithmic Imaginations of Those Who Labor (CHI Workshop) 

I have also started hosting podcasting interviews for the New Books Network (Communication, Science Studies, South Asia Studies) 

2020:

12. HISAAB KITAAB IN BIG DATA: FINDING RELIEF FROM CALCULATIVE LOGICS (Chapter) in ‘Lives of Data: Essays on Computational Cultures from India’ (Institute of Network Cultures)

Co-authored paper titled ‘The Law in Computation: What Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data Mean for Law and Society Scholarship’ for Law and Policy Journal

‘What I am Reading’ (focus on ontological difference, pluriversality) for ACM Interactions Magazine

2019:

A response essay titled ‘An Agenda for Decolonizing Data Science’ for the special issue of Spheres Journal for Digital Cultures on ‘Spectres of AI’

Thematic report/essay on ‘Automating Informality: AI and labour in the global South’ for the GISWatch 2019 report

CSCW ’19 paper (“Making a Pro”: ‘professionalism’ after platforms in beauty-work)

Edited/Contributed to a blog post series on ‘Gig-economy in India’

2018:

“They are like personalized mini-Googles”: Seeking Information on Facebook Groups  (HICSS)

2016:

Standing out from the crowd: Emotional Labor, Body Labor and Temporal Labor in Ridesharing (CSCW ’16)

2014:

The Encyclopedia Must Fail! – notes of queering Wikipedia (Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology) (Based on my experiences with /doing/ diversity based resource allocation, training and interventions in the Wikimedia Community in India)