Faculty & Research

Sai Amulya Komarraju


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)

Research Area

Platformization and the gendered dynamics of Future of Workers

Feminist Communication Studies

Critical Masculinity Studies

Digital Cultures

Decolonising AI

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

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

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


Komarraju, S., Arora, P., & Raman, U. (2021). Agency & Servitude in Platform Economy: A feminist analysis of blended cultures. In Special Issue by A.L. Guzman., & S. Natale, ‘Reclaiming the Human in Machine Cultures.’ Media, Culture & Society, 1-18.

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

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

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

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

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.

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Working Papers & Projects

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

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.

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