Nishant Shah is the Research Director at the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), Bangalore. Prior to CIS Nishant worked as an information architect with Yahoo, Partecs and Khoj Studios, was a Research Analyst for Comat Technologies and designed and taught several courses and workshops on the aesthetics and Politics of New Digital Media, for undergraduate and graduate level students in different universities around the world.
Nishant has done his Ph.D. doctoral work from the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore. At CIS Nishant manages a portfolio of multi-disciplinary projects on Histories of the Internet, Wikipedia and the Critical Point of View, Technology mediated education, Digital Archives and Memories, and e-Governance. Nishant’s currently collaborates with the Hivos to explore Digital Natives and the potentials for social transformation and political participation in developing countries in the Global South.