Education : Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin)
Preeti specializes in qualitative and ethnographic methods and analyses to study people and their social contexts around technology use. Her research approach combines the rigors of field immersion with observation and interview techniques to reveal insights about technologies and social media use and practices. She has a Master's degree in Communication Studies and Defense and Strategic Studies from the University of Pune and a PhD in Communication Studies from the University of Texas, Austin. Her complete work and profile can be accessed at https://preetimudliar.wordpress.com/
Peer Reviewed Publications
(Links and pdfs of all work available on my website here)
2021. Preeti Mudliar. Biographies of Biometric Devices: The POS Machine at Work in India's PDS. Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. May 8-13. Online Virtual Conference (Originally Yokohama, Japan) (CHI'2021).
2020. Preeti Mudliar. Whither Humane-Computer Interaction? Adult and Child Value Conflicts in the Biometric Fingerprinting for Food. Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. April 25-30. Hawai'i, USA. (CHI'2020).
2018. Preeti Mudliar. Public WiFi is for men and mobile Internet is for women: Interrogating politics of space and gender around WiFi hotspots. Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW’18) November 3-7, 2018, Jersey City, New York, New York.
2018. Preeti Mudliar and Noopur Raval. “They are like personalized mini-Googles”: Seeking information on Facebook Groups. Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
2015. Preeti Mudliar & Joyojeet Pal. Watching from an Arm’s Length, The Foreign Hand in Tamil Cinema. [Journal Publication]. In ‘Communication, Culture & Critique’ (April, 2015)
2015. Preeti Mudliar & Nimmi Rangaswamy. Offline Strangers, Online Friends: Bridging Classroom Gender Segregation with WhatsApp. [Full paper]. SIGCHI, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. April 18-23, 2015, Seoul, Republic of South Korea.
2015. Preeti Mudliar & Jonathan Donner. Experiencing Interactive Voice Response (IVR) as a Participatory Medium, The case of CGNet Swara in India. [Journal Publication]. In ‘Mobile Media and Communication’, Sage Publications.
2015. Preeti Mudliar & Joyojeet Pal. ICTD in the Popular Press: Media Discourse around Aakash, the “World’s Cheapest Tablet”. [Invited Paper]. In ‘Information Technologies & International Development’, ICTD’13 Special Issue, vol 11, Issue 1, (March, 2015).
2014. Stephania Castellani, Antonietta Grasso, Jutta Williamowski, David Martin, Rinku Gajera, & Preeti Mudliar. Supporting Sustainable Mobility with the Help of Work Organizations: Preliminary Requirements and Future Work. [Full Paper]. ACM India HCI 2014, 7 – 9 December, 2014, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
2013. Preeti Mudliar & Joyojeet Pal. ICTD in the Popular Press: Media Discourse Around Aakash, the World’s Cheapest Tablet. [Full Paper, Plenary session]. International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD)’ 2013, December 7-9, 2013, Cape Town, South Africa.
2013. Preeti Mudliar & Joyojeet Pal. Watching from an Arm’s Length: The Foreign Hand in Tamil Cinema. [Full Paper]. International Communication Association (ICA)’2013, Popular Culture Division. June 17-21, 2013, London, United Kingdom.
2012. Preeti Mudliar, Jonathan Donner, Bill Thies. Emergent Practices Around CGNet Swara: Voice Forum for Citizen Journalism in Rural India. [Journal Publication, Invited paper]. Information Technologies and International Development, Vol 9, Issue 2, ICTD’12 Special Issue, USC Annenberg Press.
2012. Preeti Mudliar, Jonathan Donner, Bill Thies. Emergent Practices Around CGNet Swara: Voice Forum for Citizen Journalism in Rural India. [Full Paper, Plenary session]. International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD)’ 2012, March 12-15, 2012, Atlanta, USA.
2014. Preeti Mudliar. The Indian Bride who became Vice-mayor of Rost. [Book Chapter]. In Culture, Development and Petroleum: Ethnography of the High North (Eds. Jan-Oddvar Sornes, Larry Browning, Jan Terje Henriksen) Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media.
2018. Preeti Mudliar. Breakdowns and Repairs in Aadhaar-linked Public Distribution Systems–Learnings from Rajasthan. Presented at the 2018 International Tech4Dev Conference, UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development: Voices of the Global South, Lausanne, Switzerland. 27-29 June.
2017. Preeti Mudliar. Broken Data. Paper presented at ‘Lives of Data’. Workshop organized by Sarai-CSDS, New Delhi, (January 5-7, 2017).
2017. Preeti Mudliar. Rural India on the National Optic Fibre Network: What Happens Next? Policy Report on India’s NOFN project for The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy (December 21st, 2017)
2020. Preeti Mudliar. A short story titled ‘In Mangal's New World' was published in 2040: Utopias for a Digital Society. Ed: Benedikt Fecher. The book was published by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany.
Qualitative Research Methods
Social Media Communication
Advanced Human Computer Interaction
News Media Literacies
Funding Agency: Mobile World Capital Foundation, Barcelona