Informatics Guest Speaker Series
Winter Quarter 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

“At Once Comprehensive and Minute: South Asian Data’s Long Twentieth Century”

Kavita Philip
Professor of History and Affiliated Faculty in Informatics
UC Irvine


Kavita Philip is Professor of History & affiliate faculty in Informatics at UCI. She is author of Civilizing Natures (Rutgers University Press 2004), and co-editor of four volumes curating interdisciplinary work in radical history, political science, art, activism, gender, and public policy. Books in the pipeline include Studies in Unauthorized Reproduction: The Pirate Function and Decolonization (Philip, forthcoming, MIT Press) and Your Computer is on Fire! (eds. Mullaney, Hicks, Peters, Philip; forthcoming, MIT Press). In addition, her articles and public writing address colonial history, postcolonial studies, histories of environment and technology, and science fiction. She has a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell, an M.S. in Physics from the University of Iowa, and a B.Sc. in Physics (with Chemistry and Mathematics minors) from India.

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