Sagnika Chanda is a Doctoral Candidate in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Her dissertation research looks at cultural representations of the gig economy, precarity in the digital labor sector and modes of solidarity building strategies from the Global South through the genres of science fiction and speculative fiction. She has M.A. degrees from Presidency College, Kolkata, India and University of Pittsburgh as well as an M. Phil in English from Jadavpur University, India. She has been involved in Public Humanities projects that serve to make digital education more accessible to a wider audience. She has actively participated in organizing hands on workshops that teach coding and programming in K-12 education and writing grants for fundraising projects to set up e-learning centers in tribal villages in Andhra Pradesh, India through the nonprofit, “SAMATA”. As an oral historian she has recorded interviews for the “First Days” project pioneered by the South Asian American Digital Archives Organization. She is content writer and editor for the first Black History curriculum project being developed to be implemented statewide by the Georgia school system for middle school and high school students.
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