Sahana Udupa

Principal Investigator and Professor of Media Anthropology
Sahana Udupa is Professor of Media Anthropology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität LMU Munich and Principal Investigator of For Digital Dignity, Project ONLINERPOL.
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SALMA SIDDIQUE

Postdoctoral Researcher
Salma Siddique is postdoctoral fellow at the ONLINERPOL project at the Ludwigs Maximilians University, Munich. Her doctoral research Between Bombay and Lahore: A partition history of cinema in South Asia was completed at the University of Westminster, London.
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MAX KRAMER

Postdoctoral Researcher
Max Kramer is currently working on a post-doctoral research project within ONLINERPOL at the Ludwigs Maximilians University, Munich. He has received training in Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Heidelberg, where he was awarded his Magister Artium.
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VITA PEACOCK

Humboldt Fellow (Independent Project)
Vita Peacock is a visiting Humboldt Fellow (2019) and a co-operation partner with For Digital Dignity, Project ONLINERPOL. She received her Ph.D in 2014 from University College London for an anthropological study of hierarchy in Germany’s Max Planck Society, and has since published a number of articles on this subject, one of which was awarded the Early Career Award by the European Association of Social Anthropologists.
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ZEYNEP SARIASLAN

Visiting Fellow (Independent Project)
K. Zeynep Sarıaslan is a visiting postdoctoral researcher at Project ONLINERPOL LMU Munich and the Leibniz-Centre for Modern Oriental Studies in Berlin.
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LAURA CSUKA

Scientific Research Assistant
Laura Csuka is a scientific research assistant at For Digital Dignity, Project ONLINERPOL. She has received her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and is currently pursuing her M.A. in the same field.
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MARIANA ARJONA SOBERON

Doctoral candidate (affiliated project)
Mariana Arjona Soberón, studied sociocultural anthropology at Yale University in the USA, followed by an interdisciplinary master’s degree in environmental sciences at the University of Cologne. She was born and raised in Mexico and has been touring the world through academia.
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IAN M.COOK

Podcast Collaborator
Ian Cook runs the podcast at For Digital Dignity, Project ONLINERPOL. He is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Media, Data and Society at the School of Public Policy at Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary.
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PRANAV RAGHUPATHY

Student Research Assistant
Pranav Ragupathy is currently pursuing his Masters in Data Science from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. He previously completed a Bachelor’s in Computer Science & Entrepreneurial Leadership. A majority of his work experience has been in the field of Machine Learning and its closely related applications.
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KRISHANU BHARGAV

Memes Project Fellow
Krishanu Bhargav Neog is a Ph.D. student at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. His research looks into the question of the political ‘subject’ (and ‘subject’-formation) online through everyday techno-social and techno-cultural practices such as ‘lurking’ and circulation of memes.
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REVATI KONDURU

Field Reserach Partner
Revathi Konduru is an independent research consultant with interest in political philosophy, anthropology of the State, systems of governance, urban development and public policy discourse in India. She has worked on a background policy paper for the ILO on circular migration between India-EU corridor, at National Institute of Advanced Studies.
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NEELABH GUPTA

Field Research Partner
A graduate in Anthropology from University of Delhi, I am primarily interested in impact of digital technologies such as social media on Indian politics. I look at digital phenomenon such as memes and humorous trolling and try to understand how these spaces have come into mainstream politics, actively shaping it. Apart from research, I enjoy painting arabesque art motifs and archery.
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SAYAN B

Field Research Partner
Sayan is a media practitioner, researcher and design enthusiast. He has made two documentaries as a part of the Master’s program he completed at the School of Media and Culture Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India.
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DOROTHY LINEER

Web Editor & Designer
Dorothy Lineer is Web Editor & Designer at For Digital Dignity, Project ONLINERPOL, managing the website and social media. She has several years of experience in digital communications and marketing in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
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THOMAS HANITZSCH

LMU Munich Partner
Thomas Hanitzsch is Chair and Professor of Communication at LMU Munich where he is currently Research Director in the Department of Communication Studies and Media Research. A former journalist, his teaching and research focuses on global journalism cultures, war coverage, celebrity news and comparative methodology.
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FRANK HEIDEMANN

LMU Munich Partner
Frank Heidemann is Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at LMU Munich. His research interests include visual anthropology, social aesthetics, the anthropology of the senses, postcolonial studies, political anthropology, and anthropological theory. He has regional interests in South India (especially Tamil Nadu, Nilgiris), the Andaman Islands, and Sri Lanka.
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MARTIN SOEKEFELD

LMU Munich Partner
Martin Soekefeld is Professor and Head of Department of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at LMU Munich. His research interests include the anthropology of politics, “natural” disasters, migration, diaspora and transnationalism, theory of identity, Islam, and Alevism.
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Contact

ForDigitalDignity Project ONLINERPOL
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Oettingenstrasse 67
Munich 80538

E-mail :

ONLINERPOL@ethnologie.lmu.de

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