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Sanjana Krishnan

PhD Candidate | University of Kentucky

Sanjana Krishnan is a PhD candidate in geography at the University of Kentucky. She is an urban and digital geographer and a computational social scientist. Her dissertation research, “Remaking Mumbai’s Cityscape: Technologies of the World’s Largest Biometric Slum Survey,” looks at how the design and use of digital technologies produce a new approach to governance for informal housing in Mumbai. More broadly, she is interested in studying the political economy and material impacts of data, technology, and algorithms on the margins and investigating how they work in cities of the Global South. She did her master’s at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai and worked as a development sector consultant with several multilateral aid agencies.

Krishnan is a 2023 Data Fluencies Dissertation Research grantee.