I am a lawyer and researcher studying the intersections of technology, regulation and society, based in London and India. I am presently a Doctoral Researcher at University College London, supervised by Dr. Michael Veale. My research examines the law, politics and governance of information systems.
As a Mozilla Tech Policy Fellow, I focused on interrogating machine decisions and articulating a fair and equitable vision of ‘Artificial Intelligence’, and created the ‘AI Observatory‘. I led research on the project ‘Algorithmic Accountability for the Public Sector’, co-convened by the AI Now Institute, the Ada Lovelace Institute and the Open Government Partnership. I edit and contribute to SpicyIP, a world-leading legal resource with the mission of democratising debates around intellectual property law in India. I was a Fellow at the Archives at NCBS, exploring the intersections of law, policy and archival practice in India.
My research and writing have been featured in The Indian Express, The Financial Times, Caravan Magazine, Seminar, Forbes and The Wire, and cited by the House of Lords and the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression among others.
My research interests are diverse but broadly concern media, technology, power and law.
I am interested in collaborating with academics, activists and artists working at the intersections of technology, media and justice. If you want to chat, reach out at divij[dot]joshi[at]protonmail[dot]com or @divijualsuspect on Twitter.