is an instructor at the Social Thought and Political Economy Program
(STPEC), and a Ph.D. candidate of the Department of Communication at
UMass Amherst. Her dissertation, titled “Technology and Modernity at
the Boundaries of Global Delhi,” critically studies the institutional
and cultural politics of Information and Communication Technologies for
Development (ICTD) initiatives in India, a nation that is a modular
case for technology and modernization initiatives in the global South.
During her residency at the NCDG, Ms. Sarkar will be working on two
collaborative research projects: (1) an exploration on broadband,
collaborative governance practices and civic participation in Western
Massachusetts; and (2) a comparative study of notions of “modern
citizenship” in digital inclusion health programs for marginalized
groups in South Africa and India.
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