Biography: Upasana Bhattacharjee is a PhD student at the Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability, TU Berlin. She holds a master’s in development studies from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Her interests include Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) and the anthropology of technology and work. For her PhD thesis, she is working on Community Networks (CNs) in rural India, focusing on the relationship between community-driven connectivity and labour/work. Her master’s thesis was a multi-sited ethnographic research project on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) communities in India.
Research Topic: Community-driven Connectivity and Labour in Rural India