Kiran Samuel

Kiran Samuel (@donnakiran) is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. She studies how technology, through its development and use, shapes material conditions for marginalized communities, as well as how those communities might use new media to achieve alternative futures. Before coming to Columbia University, Kiran worked as a creative strategist in the advertising industry, with clients including Google, YouTube, and other companies turned subjects of her research. She received her MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU, and her BA in Philosophy and Journalism from Rutgers University.