Janaki Srinivasan | International Institute of Information Technology, Banglore

Janaki Srinivasan

Assistant Professor

Email: janaki.srinivasan@iiitb.ac.in

Education

  • Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley)

Janaki's research is focused on the political economy of information-based development initiatives. Her research interests include the political economy of development, social theory, critical information studies, ICTD, and qualitative research methods. Janaki has a Ph.D. in Information Management and Systems from UC Berkeley and masters degrees in Physics and in Information Technology from IIT Delhi and IIIT Bangalore

Web: janakisrinivasan.wordpress.com

Research Interests

  • Political economy of development, Social theory, Critical information studies, ICTD, Qualitative research methods

Selected Publications

Srinivasan, Janaki; Megan Finn and Morgan Ames. 2017. “Information Determinism: The Consequences of the Faith in Information.” Information Society 33 (1).

Oreglia, Elisa and Janaki Srinivasan. 2015. “ICT, Intermediaries, and the Transformation of Gendered Power Structures.” MIS Quarterly.

Srinivasan, Janaki and Jenna Burrell. 2015. “On the Importance of Price Information to Fishers and to Economists: Revisiting Mobile Phone Use Among Fishers in Kerala.” Information Technologies & International Development Vol. 11 (1).

Srinivasan, Janaki. 2012. “Looking Beyond Information Provision: The Importance of being a Kiosk Operator in the Sustainable Access In Rural India (SARI) Project, Tamilnadu.” Information Technologies & International Development Vol 8: 101-114.

 

Teaching

Detailed syllabi of the courses I currently teach are here.

Instructor, IIIT-Bangalore, Term I 2016
Course: Ethnographic  Research Approach (Graduate)

Instructor, IIIT-Bangalore, Term II 2016
Course: The Digital and its Discontents (Graduate)

Instructor, IIIT-Bangalore, Term I 2015
Course: Technology and Society (Graduate)
Co-instructor: Bidisha Chaudhuri, IIIT-Bangalore

Lecturer, School of Information, UC Berkeley, Summer 2012
Course: Technology and Poverty (Upper division undergraduate)
Co-instructor: Neha Kumar, School of Information

Graduate Student Instructor, School of Information, UC Berkeley, Spring 2011
Course: Technology and Poverty (Upper division undergraduate)
Instructor: Jenna Burrell, School of Information

Tutor, School of Information, UC Berkeley, Fall 2010
Course: Qualitative Methods for Information Systems (Graduate)
Instructor: Jenna Burrell, School of Information

Graduate Student Instructor, International and Area Studies, UC Berkeley, Fall 2007
Course: Classical Theories of Political Economy (Upper division undergraduate)
Instructor: Leonid Kil, Political Science


Research & Consulting