Congratulations to Associate Professor Dr. Lilly Irani whose book, Chasing Innovation: Making Entrepreneurial Citizens in Modern India, won the 2019 Diana Forsythe Prize. This prize was created in 1998 to celebrate the best book or series of published articles in the spirit of Diana Forsythe’s feminist anthropological research on work, science, or technology, including biomedicine and is bestowed by the Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology & Computing and the Society for the Anthropology of Work.
Dr. Irani’s book is part of a broader body of research that draws on as well as contributes to Science and Technology Studies, Human-Computer Interaction, and South Asian Studies. She uses her extensive experience as a computer scientist to inform her research on how technical practices are shaped by hierarchies of value, gender, race, and the cultural economic project called ‘modernity.’
To read more about this book and watch a video of Dr. Irani’s interview upon its publication visit our previously published article from Spring 2019.