Palashi Vaghela 

Palashi Veghela is a PhD Candidate in Information Science at Cornell University. An engineer turned feminist scholar, writer, and poet, her research interests lie at the intersection of science and technology studies, feminist studies, socio-cultural anthropology and information sciences. Her dissertation is an ethnography of gender and caste in the Indian computing industry. Her research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council-Mellon Foundation, Microsoft Research, University of Siegen, Cornell Institute of Social Sciences and Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. She tweets at @lapshiii.

“This is a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind compilation for anyone interested in building a holistic and in-depth understanding of the relationship between caste and communication technologies. The social interactional/communication-oriented approach of this syllabus opens several epistemological and methodological possibilities for making sense of the emergent nexus of caste, media and technology informed by historical and contemporary reflections by scholars and thinkers across disciplines. A living document with careful annotations by Murali himself, it should serve as an excellent pedagogical resource inspiring engagements rooted in critical, anti-caste ethics of media and technology.”