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Curriculum Vitæ of Shekhar Krishnan

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

  • PhD in History and Anthropology of Science & Technology, 2005-2013
  • PhD Dissertation “Empire’s Metropolis: Money, Time & Space in Colonial Bombay, 1870-1930”
  • MIT Presidential Fellowship, 2005-6; Eli and Dorothy Berman Institute Fellow, 2006-7

School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London, U.K.

  • M.A. in South Asian Studies and Politics, 1998-1999
  • M.A. Thesis (with Distinction) “The Analytics of Caste Power in Modern India”
  • Major in South Asian Politics, Minors in History of Science and Social Anthropology

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Washington, DC, U.S.A.

  • B.S.F.S. (Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service) with Honors, 1993-1997
  • Honors Thesis in Culture & Politics “Critical Possibilities in Subaltern Studies”, 1997
  • Certificate in Asian Studies, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P, 1995-96


National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Digital Humanities Startup Grant, NYPL New York City Chronology of Places, 2012-13

Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore, India
Sankranti Transform Urban India First Prize Award & Startup Grant, 2011-12

American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS), New Delhi, India & Chicago, U.S.A.
Junior Fellowship, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, 2010-11

Center for History and New Media (CHNM), George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.A.
Zotero Project, Mozilla Foundation Fellowship, 2007-8

Columbia University, New York City, U.S.A.
PhD Exchange Scholar, Dept of Middle East, South Asian & African Studies (MESAS), 2006-7

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangkok, Thailand
Mumbai Freemap Community GIS Asia-Pacific Research & Development Grant, 2005-2007

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA), Bangalore, India
Mumbai Industrial Museum Arts Collaboration Startup Grant, 2004-5


Hivos India (Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries), Mumbai, India
Consultant, Internet, Accountability & Transparency, July 2014 to Present

Economic & Political Weekly (EPW), Mumbai, India
Editorial Consultant, January to July 2014

Harvard University Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA), Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Advisory Board Member, Harvard WorldMap Project, January 2013 to Present

New York Public Library (NYPL), New York City, U.S.A.
Consultant, Maps Division and NYPL Labs, June 2008 to May 2014

Library of Congress, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Consultant, Office of Strategic Initiatives, 2009-2011, 2012-2013, January to May 2014

Stanford University Humanities Center, Palo Alto, California, U.S.A.
Library Consultant, 2010-11


Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), TIFR, Mumbai, India
ChaloBEST Project Coordinator, Gnowledge Lab, June 2011 to Present

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massaschusetts, U.S.A.
Teaching Assistant, Department of History “Towards the Scientific Revolution”, Spring 2008, “Technology in U.S. History”, Fall 2009
Head Teaching Assistant, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), “Ethics and Law on the Electronic Frontier”, Fall 2007 and Fall 2008

Kamala Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture (KRVIA), Mumbai, India
Visiting Faculty in Urban History & Sociology, January 2004 to July 2005

Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore, India
Research Consultant, New Media, January 2004 to August 2005

Mumbai Study Group, Academy of Architecture, Mumbai, India
Co-Founder and Joint Convenor, September 2000 to July 2002


CRIT (Collective Research Initiatives Trust), Mumbai, India
Co-Founder and Executive Member, February 2003 to May 2012

PUKAR (Partners for Urban Knowledge Action & Research), Mumbai, India
Co-Founder and Associate Director, January 2001 to August 2003

The Globalization Project, University of Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A.
Research Assistant in Mumbai, September 2000 to August 2001

India Centre for Human Rights & Law (ICHRL), Mumbai, India
Labour Law Researcher, January 2000 to February 2001

Lokshahi Hakk Sanghatana (Organisation for Democratic Rights), Mumbai, India
Writer, October 1999 to April 2000