CV

Education

2015: present: Doctoral Candidate, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

  • Dissertation: “Platform Feminism” supervised by Sarah Sharma

2014: MA Communications and New Media, McMaster University

  • Major Research Project: “On Hacker Manifestos, Collectivity and Violence” supervised by Sara Bannerman

2013: Honours BA (Distinction), English Literature and Political Science, University of                  Guelph

2011: Exchange Student, Literature and Politics, Keele University,  Stoke-on-Trent, UK                                             

Teaching Experience

2017, 2018: CCT200H5S- Intercultural Communication, Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto

2016, 2017, 2018 : CCT340H5F- Gender, Media and Technology, Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto

2016, 2017, 2018: CCT316- Communication and Advertising, Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto

2016, 2017: CCT110- Rhetoric and Media, Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018: CCT109- Contemporary Communication Technologies, Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto

2014: CMST1A03- Introduction to Communications, Teaching Assistant, McMaster                       University

2013:MM1A03-Multimedia and Digital Society, Teaching Assistant, McMaster University

Publications

MsUnderstanding Media coedited volume with Sarah Sharma (Under Contract with Duke University Press)

Dyer-Witherford, N., Milland K., Irani, L., Gandini, A., Singh, R. (2019). Checking in on Log Out: Reflections on Platform Labour. Notes From Below: Issue 7.

Singh, R. and Sharma S. (2019). “Platform Uncommons”, Feminist Media Studies. , DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2019.1573547

Singh, R. (2018). “Platform Feminism: Protest and the Politics of Spatial Organization”, ADA: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology: Issue 14.

Shade, L. and Singh, R. (2016). “Honestly, We’re Not Spying on Kids’: School Surveillance of Young People’s Social Media,” Social Media + Society, October-December 2016: 1–12.

“Gender and Digital Activism” Invited lecture presented to CCT340HF: Gender, Media and Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga, 2016.

“Technology and Aging” Invited lecture presented to HLTHAGE 1BB3:Aging and Society, McMaster University, 2016.

Conference Presentations

“Platform Feminism”, Union for Democratic Communications (UDC), Chicago, 2018.

“Placing Cyberspace”, Canadian Communications Association (CCA), Toronto, 2017.

“Cyber Metaphors, Digital Activism and Open Access”, Union for Democratic Communications (UDC) Conference, Detroit, 2016.

“On Cyber Metaphor, ”, International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference, Leicester UK, 2016.

“On Hacker Manifestos, Violence and Collectivity”, Circuits of Struggle: Union for Democratic Communications (UDC) Conference, Toronto, 2015

“Digital Homes: A Contemporary Critique of The Poetics of Space”, Canadian       Communications Association (CCA) Conference, Ottawa, 2015

“On Hacker Manifestos, Violence and Collectivity”, International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference, Montreal, 2015.

Awards

2018: Florence Partridge Research Award- $1500

2015- ongoing : University of Toronto Fellowship- $32000

2016: University of Toronto SGS Travel Grant- $710

2013: McMaster Graduate Scholarship – $ 4000

2009: University of Guelph Entrance Scholarship- $ 2500

Research Experience

2017, 2018: Managing Editor, Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience

2016: Research Assistant to Jeff Boase (eRhythms), University of Toronto

2015-2017: Research Assistant to Leslie Regan Shade (eQuality project), University                                  of Toronto

Academic Service

2017-2018: President, Doctoral Students Association, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

2016-2017: Secretary, Doctoral Students Association, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

Professional and Research Affiliations

Canadian Communications Association

International Association for Media and Communications Research

Union for Democratic Communications

PhD Summer Resident, McLuhan Center for Culture and Technology

You’re Deactivated Working Group, McLuhan Center for Culture and Technology