I am Preeti Raghunath, Lecturer in Digital Media and Society at the University of Sheffield. My academic research is on the global data economy, exploring its historical making and contemporary manifestations.
Prior to joining the University of Sheffield, I taught at universities in India and Malaysia. Over the past decade, I have conducted ethnographic research in South Asia, and qualitative digital research in Southeast Asia.
My policy ethnography in South Asia was published as a book with Palgrave Macmillan, in 2020. An edited collection on media anthropology is under contract and forthcoming with Routledge. I am a co-editor of the Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business book series, and serve on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Digital Media and Policy. Find out more in my CV here.
I am driven by curiosity, value learning and growth, like understanding people’s creative-academic processes, and immensely enjoy partaking in the enterprise of knowledge.