Radhika Gajjala

Professor in the Department of Media and Communications

Bowling Green State University

Radhika Gajjala (PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1998) is Professor of Media and Communication (joint appointed faculty in American Culture Studies) at Bowling Green State University. She has published books on Cyberculture and the Subaltern (Lexington Press, 2012) and Cyberselves: Feminist Ethnographies of South Asian Women was published (Altamire, 2004). She has co-edited collections on Cyberfeminism 2.0 (2012), Global Media Culture and Identity (2011),South Asian Technospaces (2008) and Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice (2008). She is currently continuing work on two interrelated projects‹one on microfinance online, digital financialization to P2P lending and borrowing based in social media practices, marketing, philanthropy and neoliberal entreprenuership with a focus on “women’s work”, value and tacit practices/contributions in transitioning economic times through an (auto)ethnographic focus on craft communities (book in-progress as of 2013 Summer). This project continues to link with examinations of the ITization and NGOization of Global socio-economic work and play environments started in Cyberculture and the Subaltern and examines the connections between money and presentations of self/identity and value in global work-space, virtual worlds and on coding and placement of affect and labor in DIY and craft networks. She is also a member of the Fembot Collective and FemTechnet (participating in the DOCC 2013 nodal teaching project) and is co-editor (with Carol Stabile) of “ADA: Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology.”