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Dr Murali Shanmugavelan

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr Murali Shanmugavelan

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Murali Shanmugavelan’s research is concerned with the repudiation of social hierarchies such as caste, race and gender in media and communication studies, digital cultures, and gig economies.

Research Interests

Digital ethnography, Internet inequalities, Manifestations of Caste and Race on the Internet, Caste, India, South Asia, Globalisation of caste

Areas of interest for Doctoral Supervision

Internet and social inequalities; labour and social hierarchies (caste); Caste and technology; Gig economy in non-western societies; Caste, race, gender and internet technologies; and Machine learning biases social hierarchies

Positions at the OII

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, June 2022 -