Radhika Gajjala

238 KNCR

419- 372-7133

Bio: Radhika Gajjala (PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1998) is a Professor of Media and Communication and of American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University, USA. She was Fulbright Professor in Digital Culture at University of Bergen, Norway for the year 2015-2016. In 2012, she was Senior Fulbright scholar at Soegijapranata Catholic University. She has researched non-profit organizations and also engaged in community partnerships with biracial communities in the U.S. She has been director of Women’s Studies and of American Culture studies programs at BGSU. Her work that engages themes related to globalization, digital labor, feminism and social justice. Published books include “Online Philanthropy: Connecting, microfinancing, and gaming for change”(Lexington Press, 2017).Lexington "Cyberculture and the Subaltern" (Lexington Press, 2012) and "Cyberselves: Feminist Ethnographies of South Asian Women" (Altamira, 2004).  Co-edited collections include "Cyberfeminism 2.0" (2012), "Global Media Culture and Identity" (2011), "South Asian Technospaces"(2008) and "Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice" (2008). She is currently working on book length projects on “Digital diasporas: genderered labor, affect and technomediation of India”(under review 2018).Lexington Press, UK “Tangled Yarn and Tangled Wires” and “Gendered Digital Labor: Affective Networks through Domestic Space.”

Research/Teaching Interests
Digital Media (ICTs) and Globalization, Gender, Race and Technology, South Asian Diasporas, Critical Development Studies, Affect and Placement in Digital Space, Transnational Labor, Women and NGOs, Game Studies, Social Justice, Digital Humanities

Recent Publications:


Online Philanthropy: Connecting, microfinancing, and gaming for change(2017).Lexington Press, Lanham, MD. 

Cyberculture and the Subaltern: Weavings of the virtual and real (2012). Lexington Press: Lanham, MD.

Cyberfeminism 2.0 (2012), Co-edited with Yeon Ju Oh.(Digital Formation Series edited by Steve Jones) Peter Lang: New York 

Special Issues of Journal Edited:
Gajjala R. and Arthur, T. (editors, 2016 August) E-diaspora – IJEP 7(3) - e-journal of politics.

Book Chapters:
Gajjala, R, Tetteh, D and Birzescu, A (forthcoming 2017) Digital Materiality in MATTER, Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Gender edited by Stacy Alaimo.

Gajjala, R., Behrmann, E., Dillon, J., (in press) “(Cyber)ethnographies of contact, dialogue, friction: Connecting, Building, Placing, Doing ‘Data’” in The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities edited by Jentery Sayers.

Gajjala, R., Behrmann, E., Birzescu, A., Corbett, Andrew and Bondor, K (in press, 2016) "Epistemologies of doing: Engaging online Learning through Feminist Pedagogy" In The MOOC Moment: Navigating the Next Wave of Distance Education edited by Elizabeth Losh, University of Chicago Press

Gajjala, R and Tetteh, D (2016) Women Entrepreneurs, Global Microfinance, and Development 2.0 in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication, edited by Jon Nussbaum and Dana Cloud.

Gajjala, R., Dillon, J. and, Anarbaeva, S (2016). Prosumption. In L. Van Zoonen (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Media Effects. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Gajjala, R., Tetteh, D. and Birzescu, A. (2015) Staging the Subaltern Self and the Subaltern Other: Digital Labor and Digital Leisure in ICT4Dfor Produsing Theory in a Digital World: The Intersection of Audiences and Production in Contemporary Theory. Edited by Rebecca Lind, Peter Lang.Chopra R. & Gajjala R., (Eds) (In-progress) Global media, cultures, and identities – Under contract with Routledge.

Journal Articles:
Gajjala, V and Gajjala, R (forthcoming 2017) "Financial Services to the Poor: The Microfinance dilemma in Andhra Pradesh" in Development in Practice.

Gajjala, R (2015) When Your Seams Get Undone, Do You Learn to Sew or to Kill Monsters? The Communication Review Vol. 18(1)  

Gajjala, R., & Tetteh, D. (2014). Relax, you’ve got M-PESA: Leisure as empowerment [ICTs for Leisure in Development special issue]. Information Technologies & International Development, 10(3),