Kavita is a feminist researcher of digital technologies. Broadly, Kavita’s work seeks to uncover the ways in which new digital technologies are enabling particular forms of urban marginality, and the potentials for overcoming these. She has conducted research on biometric technologies, gig-economy work platforms and digital dating apps. Her PhD explored the ways in which the politics of desire becomes automated on and through digital dating apps in Mumbai.
Her publications include:
- Dattani K. ‘Platform ‘glitch as surprise’: The on-demand domestic work sector in Delhi’s National Capital Region’. City. 2020, 25:3-4 pp. 376-395.
- Dattani K. ‘“Governtrepreneurism” for good governance: The case of Aadhaar and the India Stack’. Area. 2019, 52:2 pp. 1–9.(certified top 10% downloaded paper in Wiley 2018-2019)
- Dattani K. ‘Rethinking Social Reproduction in the Time of Covid 19’ Antipode Interventions. 2019. Accessible: Republished: Journal of Australian Political Economy.