I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at the AI on the Ground Initiative of Data & Society Research Institute. I study the intersection of data infrastructures, global development, and public policy. I am currently leading a research project on and collaborating on building a research community around mapping the concepts, keywords, and everyday stories centered on data-driven interventions and AI in/from the Global South.
How do infrastructures mediate the relationship between visions of data-driven governance and the everyday experiences of data subjects? While for some these infrastructures work the same way, for others they break down in uneven and distributed ways. This unevenness is at the heart of current struggles over fairness, accountability, and justice in data-driven public policy design. I study this unevenness through stories of everyday experiences with the features and limits of infrastructuring digital technologies in the lifeworlds of data subjects.
Email: ranjit [at] datasociety [dot] net.