Faculty & Research

Sai Amulya Komarraju


Sai Amulya Komarraju is an Assistant Professor in the Communications area at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Her current and past affiliations include Erasmus University Rotterdam, Centre for Development Management and Communication, MICA, FemLab, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies (University of Witwatersrand), and University of Hyderabad. 
Her wide-ranging research in the areas of Feminist Communication Studies, Future of Work(ers), and Digital Cultures has been published in several international journals, such as Feminist Media Studies & Media, Culture & Society.


Primary Area : Communication


Email : saik@iima.ac.in

Phone : +91-79-7152 4838

Secretary : Ranna Bhatt

Phone : +91-79-7152 7937


Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad

PhD , Communication Studies (2021)


Workshop on Interviews and Presentations

Written Analysis and Communication - I

Written Analysis and Communication- II

Management Communication

Research Area

Communication & Media Studies

Feminist Communication Studies

Critical Masculinity Studies

Digital Cultures

Decolonising AI

speculative design fiction

Academic Experience

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Postdoctoral researcher, CDMC-MICA (2021-2022)

Professional Experience

Project Lead (India) & Sector leader (Microentreprenership), Digital Creativity

Senior Researcher, FemLab.Co

Collaborator. Colabora.Lat 2021 Global Forum: Promoting Democratic Governance

Member, , International Communication Association

Member, European Association of Social Anthropologists

Funded Research Projects

Collaborator, Digital performance of the self(ie) (project id 405)MHRD- SPARC-UKIERI India collaborative Grant

Principal investigator, Future of Work(ers) funded by Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, University of Witwatersrand (2021-2022)


Komarraju, S. A. (2021). “Immoral, Slut, Arsehole”: Feminist memes reclaim stereotypes. In Anna Lise Frey (Ed.), Who’s laughing now? Feminist perspectives on Humor and Laughter, (pp. 87-103). Demeter Press

Komarraju, S. A., Arora, P., & Raman, U. (2022). Agency & Servitude in platform economy: A feminist analysis of blended cultures. Media, Culture & Society, 44(4) 672-689.

Raman, U., & Komarraju, S. A. (2018). Policing responses to crime against women: Unpacking the logic of Cyberabad’s “SHE Teams”, Feminist Media Studies, 18 (4):718-733, DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2018.1447420

Thirumal, P., & Komarraju, S. A. (2018). Listening to the sonorous: Digital archiving as political practice, Summer Hill, 22 (1): 15-24.

Komarraju, S. A., & Raman, U. (2017). Indian Millennials define feminism, Feminist Media Studies, 17 (5):892-896, DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2017.1350519


Komarraju, S. A. (2024). Digital Expressions of the Self(ie): The Social Life of Selfies. Routledge. (with Avishek Ray, Ethiraj Gabriel Dattatreyan, Usha Raman, Martin Web, Neha Gupta)


Komarraju, S. A. (2023). Whisper Networks and Workarounds: Negotiating Urban Company’s Interface. In P. Arora, U. Raman, & R. Koenig (Eds.), Feminist Futures of Work: Reimagining Labor in the Digital Economy (pp. 87–98). Amsterdam University Press.

Raman, U., & Komarraju, S. A. (2017). Researching online worlds through a feminist lens. In K. Kannabiran and P. Swaminathan (Eds), Re-presenting Feminist methodologies: Interdisciplinary Explorations, (pp. 131-157), Routledge.

Working Papers & Projects

Komarraju, S. (forthcoming). Posthumous selfies: The remaking of Indian superstars. In A. Ray, U. Raman, G. Dattatreyan, M. Webb, S.A. Komarraju, and N. Gupta (Eds), Digital expressions of the self. Routledge.

Komarraju, S. A. (forthcoming). Whisper Networks and Workarounds: Negotiating Urban Company’s Interface. In P. Arora and U. Raman (Eds), Amsterdam University Press

Awards & Honors

2018 - Senior Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission

2016 - Junior Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission

2010 - Gold medal, English Literature, St Francis College for Women, Hyderabad

2010 - Gold medal, Mass Communication, St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad