Ranjit Singh

Location

Ithaca
Ithaca
Ithaca, NY
14850
United States

Position

Postdoctoral Scholar

Biography

Ranjit is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the AI on the Ground Initiative of Data & Society Research Institute. He studies the intersection of data infrastructures, global development, and public policy. He is currently leading a research project on and collaborating on building a research community around mapping the conceptual vocabularies and sites of AI in the Global South. His dissertation research examines on-the-ground problems in and practices of building and appropriating Aadhaar (translation: Foundation), the biometrics-based national identification infrastructure of India. It advances public understanding of the affordances and limits of biometrics-based data infrastructures in practically achieving inclusive development and reshaping the nature of Indian citizenship.