Ranjit Singh

Researcher | AI on the Ground | Data & Society

I am a Researcher at the AI on the Ground Initiative of Data & Society Research Institute. My research interests lie at the intersection of data infrastructures, global development, and public policy. I am currently mapping concepts and keywords, and curating everyday stories centered on living with data and AI in/from the Majority World.

What are the research methods and analytic strategies for studying everyday challenges of living with data? While for some data infrastructures work the same way, for others they break down in uneven and distributed ways. Contending with the making and management of this difference is at the heart of the pursuit of justice in a data-driven world. I engage with this difference as a generative point of departure for research, storytelling, and policymaking.

Email: ranjit [at] datasociety [dot] net.


[email protected] who make my research possible

Emeritus Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies

Research Interests: (1) The production and uses of evidence in science and law, (2) Ethnomethodology and conversational analysis, and (3) Social theory and philosophy of social science.



Associate Professor in the Department of Information Science and Department of Science and Technology Studies

Research Interests: (1) Infrastructure, collaboration, and improvisation, (2) Breakdown, maintenance, and repair, and (3) Global computing.



Goldwin Smith Professor of Science and Technology Studies

Research Interests: (1) The sociology of technology and how users engage with technology, (2) Sound studies and music, and in particular the development of musical instruments and sound objects, (3) Markets and the economy with specific attention to the study of selling and persuasion.