Lilly Irani

Assoc Professor Of Communication & Science Studies
University of California, San Diego

Lilly Irani is the author of the new book “Chasing Innovation: Making Entrepreneurial Citizens in Modern India.” She co-founded the digital labor activism platform “Turkopticon” which allows Amazon Mechanical Turk workers to share information about their employers. Irani is Associate Professor of Communication, Science Studies, and Data Science at the University of California, San Diego. She also serves as faculty in the Design Lab, Institute for Practical Ethics, and the program in Critical Gender Studies. Her research examines the cultural politics of high-tech work and the counter-practices they generate. She investigates these topics as an ethnographer, a designer, and a former technology worker. Her academic research has been published in ACM CHI; New Media & Society; Catalyst; Science, Technology & Human Values; and South Atlantic Quarterly. She has also written for Wired, Gizmodo, and The Guardian.

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