I am an Assistant Professor at the International Institute for Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B).

My current research interests centre around technology access and use with a focus on gender, infrastructures, biometric systems, platform economies, and news processes. I publish mainly in the domains of ICTD and HCI4D.

In my work, I use qualitative and ethnographic methods along with rigorous field immersion. As a person, I am forever curious about things as they are and attentive to possibilities of how they could be. I enjoy my work immensely and love being able to do what I like for a living.

My academic journey includes a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (University of Pune), a master’s degree in Communication Studies (University of Pune), and a Ph.D. in Communication Studies (The University of Texas, Austin). Prior to joining IIIT-B, I was a researcher with the Human Interactions group at Xerox Research Centre, India, Bangalore. In a previous life, I was a journalist with The Indian Express.

I can be reached on preeti [dot] mudliar [at] iiitb [dot] ac [dot] in or on LinkedIn

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