B.A. Journalism, MOP Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai
M.A. International Communication, American University (School of International Service)
Asvatha Babu is a PhD candidate at American University’s School of Communication and a Doctoral Researcher at the Internet Governance Lab, studying emerging technologies and new media. She is interested in critically examining the construction of cutting-edge technologies as solutions to complex social and humanitarian problems, particularly in India. Her proposed dissertation examines the development and deployment of facial recognition technology for surveillance and social control in Chennai, India.