Hartej is working on the experiences of digital identity and biometrics technology in welfare programs. He is interested in the intersection of technology, political economy and governance. He has completed his Master’s degree in Political Science from University of Hyderabad and has a undergraduate degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
Jasper is a research assistant on project titled “Online and offline livelihoods: An analysis of the impact of the gig economy on worker participation” with Professors Preeti Mudliar, V Sridhar and Balaji Parthasarathy. She is a graduate with Masters in Sociology (2019) from University of Hyderabad. She received her Bachelors in Sociology in 2016 from Stella Maris College, Madras University, Chennai. Her areas of interest lie in gender, diaspora, gerontology and their interplay with use of technology.
Nikita is a research associate on the project ‘National Digital IDs, efficiency and/or inclusion: a democratic dilemma’, with Professors Amit Prakash and Bidisha Chaudhuri. She holds a M.A. in Economics (2018) from Bangalore University and a Bachelor‘s degree in Arts (2016) from N.M.K.R.V College for Women (Autonomous), Bangalore. Her areas of interest are disability, accessibility and inclusion, women and empowerment.