Gayatri Kawlra

PhD Student
Columbia University

Paper Title
“Ethics and/of Uncertainty: Urban Computing’s Synthetic People”

Gayatri Kawlra is a PhD student in Urban Planning at Columbia University. Her research explores the ways in which technologies of digital governance are transforming urban politics and issues of spatial justice, and their potential implications for cities in the Global South. Gayatri is also a Research Associate at Columbia World Projects, a recent initiative that aims to bring university research to the ground in the form of projects that have transformational potential, and is working alongside the Digital Identity and Elections Security project teams. Prior to joining her PhD program, Gayatri worked as a Strategy Analyst at the Rockefeller Foundation.