Kiran Samuel

Kiran Samuel
Biographical Note: 

Kiran Samuel is a PhD student and Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in the Department of Sociology. Her research interests lie at the intersection of critical digital studies, cultural studies, media studies, and science and technology studies. She is particularly interested in understanding how technology shapes material conditions for marginalized communities, as well as how those communities might use new media to achieve alternative futures. 

Before coming to Columbia University, Kiran worked as a creative strategist in the advertising industry, with clients including Google, YouTube, and other companies turned subjects of her research. She received her MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU, and her BA in Philosophy and Journalism from Rutgers University.