Curriculum Vitæ of Shekhar Krishnan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.
PhD in History and Anthropology of Science & Technology, 2005 to Present
- Head Teaching Assistant for “Ethics and Law on the Electronic Frontier” (Fall 2007 and Fall 2008), Computer Science & Artifical Intelligence Lab (CSAIL)
- Teaching Assistant for “Towards the Scientific Revolution” (Spring 2008) and “Technology in American History” (Spring 2009), Department of History
School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London, U.K.
M.A. with Merit in South Asian Studies, 1999
- Awarded Distinction for Thesis on “The Analytics of Caste Power in Modern India”
- Major in Indian Political Studies, Minors in History of Science and Anthropology
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (SFS), Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
B.S.F.S. (Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service) with Honors, Class of 1998
- Certificate in Asian Studies, completed at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India (1995-96)
- Culture and Politics Honors Thesis on “Critical Possibilities in Subaltern Studies” (1997)
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore/New Delhi
Sankranti Transform Urban India First Prize Award & Project Implementation Grant, 2011-12
American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS), New Delhi/Chicago
Junior Fellowship, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, 2010-11
Center for History and New Media (CHNM), George Mason University
Zotero Project Evangelist, Mozilla Foundation Fellowship, 2007-8
Columbia University, New York City, U.S.A.
PhD Exchange Scholar, Middle Eastern & Asian Languages and Civilizations (MEALAC), 2006-7
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Presidential Fellowship, 2005-6; Eli and Dorothy Berman Institute Fellowship, 2006-7
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangkok
Mumbai Community GIS Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme (ADPIP) ICT R&D Grant, 2005-2007
WORK & EMPLOYMENT
New York Public Library (NYPL) Maps Division, New York City, U.S.A.
Project Manager, Map Warper and Historical GIS, June 2008 to Present
Entropy Free LLC, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Managing Partner, April 2008 to April 2012
Library of Congress, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Digital Gazetteer Consultant, July to September 2011
Geospatial Metadata Remediation Consultant, October 2009 to February 2010
Harvard University Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA), Cambridge, Mass, U.S.A.
Project Contractor, Worldmap Warper, May to August 2011
Stanford University Humanities Center, Palo Alto, California, U.S.A.
Project Contractor, Stanford Map Warper, August 2010 to June 2011
CRIT (Collective Research Initiatives Trust), Mumbai
Executive Member, January 2004 to January 2011
Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore
New Media Researcher, July 2004 to July 2005
Kamala Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture (KRVIA), Mumbai
Visiting Faculty, January 2004 to July 2005
PUKAR (Partners for Urban Knowledge Action & Research), Mumbai
Founding Coordinator and Associate Director, January 2001 to August 2003
Mumbai Study Group, Academy of Architecture, Mumbai
Founder and Joint Convenor, September 2000 to May 2002
The Globalization Project, University of Chicago
Research Assistant to Dr Arjun Appadurai in Mumbai, August 2000 to January 2001
India Centre for Human Rights & Law (ICHRL), Mumbai
Labour Law and Trade Union Researcher, June 2000 to January 2001