Dr. Sangeeta Mahapatra

Associate


  • Short CV

    • Since 01/2022: Associate at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies

    • 01/2021 - 12/2021: Visiting Fellow at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies

    • 03/2019 - 03/2020: Associate at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies

    • 09/2018 - 02/2019: Visiting Fellow at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies

    • 2017 - 2018: Visiting Faculty, Department of Political Science, Presidency University, Kolkata, India

    • 2014 - 2015: Visiting Faculty, Department of Political Science, Diamond Harbour Women’s University, Kolkata, India

    • 2014 - 2015: Visiting Faculty, Department of Mass Communications and Journalism, NSHM Knowledge Campus, India

    • Education: Ph.D (International Relations), Jadavpur University, Kolkata India; M.A. (International Relations), Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India; B.A. (Political Science), St. Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta, India

    Current Research

    • Online Surveillance of Marginalized Communities in Digitalizing Democracies

    • Information Disorder (Disinformation, Misinformation, and Mal-information) and Online Radicalization in Digitalizing Democracies

    • Use of Digital Platforms for Political Communications and Participation in Digitalizing Democracies

    Countries and Regions

    • India

    • United States of America

    • Israel

    GIGA Focus Asia | 3/2021

    Digital Surveillance and the Threat to Civil Liberties in India

    Through digitalisation and artificial intelligence, the Indian government is expanding surveillance of its citizens, increasingly threatening their privacy. Visiting Fellow Dr Sangeeta Mahapatra analyses India's digital surveillance strategy in GIGA Focus Asia 05/2021.

    Working Paper | 03/2021

    Differential Tracking Across Topical Webpages of Indian News Media

    Yash Vekaria

    Vibhor Agarwal

    Pushkal Agarwal

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Sakthi Balan Muthiah

    Prof. Dr. Nishanth Sastry

    Dr. Nicolas Kourtellis

    Research Project | 01/01/2021 - 30/04/2022

    Digital Surveillance and Understanding Its Chilling Effect on Journalists: Finding Strategies and Solutions to Safely Seek and Share Information Online

    As democracies are getting increasingly digitalized, digital surveillance can impact the freedom of the press and of speech and expression. Surveillance may also shape the creation and flow of information and the formation of public opinion. This project examines how surveillance affects a major information agent: journalists.
    Mozilla Foundation, 2021-2022

    The Morning Context | Quote | 04/09/2021

    How India surveils its citizens

    BBC World Service | Expert Comment / Guest Contribution | 13/08/2021

    Silencing Dissidents: Are Changing Technologies and Politics Making it Harder to Be a Dissident?

    Al Jazeera | The Listening Post | Interview | 01/05/2021

    India: Smothering critique amidst the second COVID wave

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