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The Siegel Family Endowment introduced the 2022-2023 cohort of researchers, academics, and public policy experts who make up the foundation’s Siegel Research Fellows Program.

Selected by leading institutions included in our research grants portfolio, these individuals will conduct research broadly at the intersection of social science and technology, with a focus on questions around intelligence, information, innovation, development, decisions and design.

Portrait of Nanditha Narayanamoorthy wearing a navy blue blazer
Nanditha Narayanamoorthy

We’re thrilled that this cohort includes our very own Nanditha Narayanamoorthy!

Nanditha’s work draws from a Humanities-based framework to understand the relationship between technology and democracy and rethink digital infrastructure and platform design, particularly for marginalized communities in the Global South.

As an interdisciplinary scholar at the intersection of Critical Digital Studies, Gender Studies, and Social Justice, her work investigates the role digital infrastructures play in centering vulnerable groups online. She studies how racial, religious, gender, and caste minorities use technological affordances for social organizing, and how these same tools are weaponized against them. She is published in Digital Studies/Le champ numérique, and Feminist Media Studies.

Meet the cohort

 

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