Research Papers

(2021): Agency and servitude in platform labour (Sai Amulya Komarraju, Arora, P; Raman, U.): Special Issue ‘Reclaiming the human in machine cultures’ Media Culture & Society Journal

(2021): Special Issue on ‘Cross-cultural feminist technologies’ (blog) & full essay with Rumman Chowdhury, director of the Machine Learning Ethics, Transparency, and Accountability team at Twitter) Global Perspectives, UC Press

(Expected 2022): Fair Work, Feminist Design and Women’s Labor Collectives (Arora, P; & Raman, U.): Ch in M.Graham and F. Ferrari ‘Digital Work in the Planetary MarketMIT Press

(Forth): Collectivisation by design: Shaping the future of work through a feminist framework (Mehta, C, Arora, P; Raman, U.): Chapter in The SAGE Handbook of Human-Machine Communication

(In review): Feminist approaches to designing location-based platforms in India (Bansal, P & Arora, P): Chapter in Palgrave: Platformization and Informality

(2020): Feminist solidarity through mapping (Fem Map): (Juliana Guarany with Siddharth Peter de Souza) Chapter in ‘Crowdsourcing, Constructing & Collaborating: Methods and Social Impacts of Mapping the World Today’

(2020): Unchain the human in the Global Value Chain (Arora, P): Chapter in The Great Redesign

Media Articles

No Woman’s Land: Female Cab Drivers On Indian Roads
Opinion piece by Pallavi Bansal for Outlook magazine 3-08-2021

How creative design strategies help sustainability and inclusion
Interview of Payal Arora by Your Story, DesignUp Media Coverage 3-6-2021

Thoughts on the design of a fair society
Interview of Payal Arora by MASHING UP, a Japanese media platform 3-2-2021

From Unbanked to fully Digital: A look behind Bangladesh’s online money transfers (pages 28-29)
Essay by Mohammad Sahid Ullah for the Dhaka Courier, an Independent Newsweekly, 01.08.2020.

Where in India’s COVID-19 Response Is the Moral Compass That Guides Governance?
Essay by Usha Raman for the Science: The Wire, 01.08.2020.

Technology for a social cause: TikTok and Asia’s mobile-first nations
CoronaBrief Blog by Payal Arora for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, 11.05.2020.

Digital justice for the next billion users
Interview with Payal Arora for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, 24.03.2020.

Talks

Peace & Justice Cafe Keynote Launch on building care economies by Payal Arora & panel discussion with directors at Asser Institute, Clingendael Institute, and Leiden’s Center of Innovation. Hague Humanity Hub 15.06.2021

ICA ‘Rethinking borders and boundaries2021: Talk by Usha Raman on ‘Platform work and the planetary economy: global design, local experience’ International Communication Association (ICA) 27.05.2021

Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Symposium 2021: Talk by Payal Arora on ‘A feminist design manifesto for the future of work in the Global South’ University of Glasgow 26.05.2021

‘New Frontiers of Digital Governance’ Digital Pathways: Talk by Payal Arora on ‘Fair work, feminist design and women’s labour collectives in the digital age’ Oxford University 06.05.2021

Development & its Futures Istanbul2021 Innovation Days Plenary with Payal Arora, UNDP 24.03.2021

Feminist approaches to designing location-based platforms in India Talk by Pallavi Bansal at Etmaal2021 ‘Communication, Diversity, Democracy’ 04-02-2021

Women, Work, and Voice in the Gig Economy Arthan Future of Work Forum and Just Jobs Network with Payal Arora 16.12.2020

Exploring Democratizing the future of work: Feminist approaches to digital collectives Edge Session at Ministry of Change with Payal Arora, UNDP 27.10.2020

Data sovereignty and data colonialism Keynote Roundtable Panel with Payal Arora, Nick Couldry, Ralph Litzinger, Amir Anwar, London School of Economics, 02.09.2020

Unchain the human in the global value chain LIVE show with Payal Arora on Whats NEXT-Hamburg, 25.06.2020

Webinar on informal labour & platform economy with Payal Arora, Pondicherry University 12.06.2020

Deconstructing the Data Gaze Round table talk by Usha Raman, University of Hyderabad
12.05.2020

The digital economy in Asia: feminist perspectives Webinar with Payal Arora organized by Friedrich Ebert Foundation, 22.04.2020

Project events/Reports

FemLab Stakeholder Report 2020: Connecting the Informal: Stakeholder Mapping of Informal Women workers in India and Bangladesh

FemLab Conversation with Elisa Oreglia, 14.01.2021

Virtual project meeting on stakeholder mapping, 04.06.2020

FemLab Conversation with Farzana Nawaz, 08.05.2020

Project launch
27-29.01.2020, University of Hyderabad
(see related blog post)