I am an interpretive social scientist interested in understanding how our new computing infrastructures of humans, algorithms, software, and data are changing labor, work practices, and expertise. My work has been published in New Media and Society and even got a mention in the Financial Times. My dissertation “Platformizing Higher Education: Computer Scientists and the Making of MOOC Infrastructure” describes how computer professionals and their regime of expert knowledge are re-configuring our notions of educational expertise.
I am a lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major (ISF) at the University of California, Berkeley.
I finished my PhD at MIT’s Doctoral Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS). I also have a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and a Bachelors in Electronics from VJTI, Mumbai.
Somewhere in there, I worked as a computer scientist for Avaya Research and as a summer intern ethnographer for Xerox.