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Asvatha Babu

American University
PhD Candidate
Asvatha Babu is a PhD candidate at American University’s School of Communication, and a Doctoral Researcher at the Internet Governance Lab, studying the intersection of media, technology, culture, and power. She is interested in critically examining the construction of cutting-edge technologies as solutions to complex social and humanitarian problems, particularly in Indi. She is currently in Chennai, India doing fieldwork for her dissertation examining the use of facial recognition technology by local law enforcement for surveillance and social control. She is one of this year's winners of the TPRC Student Paper Awards.