STUDENTS | Radhika Radhakrishnan

Radhika Radhakrishnan

Current Research Areas: feminist technoscience; feminist and queer theory; Artificial Intelligence; Global South; feminist research methods; ethnography; feminist surveillance studies; critical algorithm studies

Radhika Radhakrishnan is an interdisciplinary feminist researcher and activist from India. She has worked for over five years with civil society organisations to study the intersections of gender justice and digital technologies using feminist, qualitative research methodologies. Her research focuses on understanding the challenges faced by gender-minoritized communities with emerging digital technologies in India and finding entry points to intervene meaningfully. Her scholarship has spanned the domains of Artificial Intelligence, data governance pertaining to surveillance technologies and health data, and feminist Internets, among others.

Radhika holds an M.A. in Women’s Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India, and a B.E. in Computer Science Engineering from M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India. She has carried out research with the World Wide Web Foundation, Internet Democracy Project and the Centre for Internet and Society. She has also consulted with the Internet Governance Forum of the United Nations, and the Women’s Rights Programme of the Association for Progressive Communications.

To make her research accessible to a wider audience, Radhika regularly writes for media publications, gives public talks and hosts podcasts on digital rights from a gender lens. She also actively engages with grassroots and political women’s rights movements in India.

At MIT, Radhika is a PhD scholar and Ida M. Green Fellow in the History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology and Society (HASTS) doctoral program.

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