About Me

Divij is a lawyer and researcher studying technology and society, based in London and India. He is a Doctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Laws, University College London, supervised by Dr. Michael Veale. His research examines legal and political implications of platforms and information infrastructures.

As a Mozilla Tech Policy Fellow in 2019-2020, his work focused on interrogating machine decisions and articulating a fair and equitable vision of ‘Artificial Intelligence’, and co-created the project the ‘AI Observatory‘. He has led and contributed to various research projects with Indian and international civil society, including a pioneering study of algorithmic accountability in the public sector, with the AI Now Institute, the Ada Lovelace Institute and the Open Government Partnership; research on information governance with the Centre for Law and Policy Research, the Centre for Internet and Society, and Vidhi Karnataka.

He edits and contributes to SpicyIP, a world-leading legal resource with the mission of democratising debates around intellectual property law in India. Since 2021, he is a Visiting Fellow at the Archives at NCBS, exploring the intersections of law, policy and archival practice in India. In 2024, he was a LERU Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Information Law (IVIR) at the University of Amsterdam.

He is a Graduate Lecturer in Internet Law and Policy at UCL, where he also supervises LLM research dissertations. He has guest lectured at the National Law School of India University, Cambridge University, Indian Institute of Science, SciencesPo Paris, Goldsmiths University and National Law University Delhi, among others. His research and writing has been cited by the House of Lords and the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression, and featured in Al Jazeera, The Indian Express, The Financial Times, Caravan Magazine, Seminar, Forbes, The Wire, Wired Magazine, and the MIT Tech Review, among others.

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I am interested in collaborating with academics, activists and artists working at the intersections of technology, media, law and justice. I am caste-privileged and eager to use my position to assist minoritised researchers of technology in India with navigating academia and civil society, particularly with PhD applications and applying for research opportunities. If you want to chat, please reach out at divij[dot]joshi[at]protonmail[dot]com.