• Anja Kovacs

    Dr. Anja Kovacs directs the Internet Democracy Project in Delhi, India. The Project works towards realising feminist visions of the digital in society, by exploring and addressing power imbalances in the areas of norms, governance and infrastructure in India and beyond. Anja’s research and advocacy currently focuses on questions regarding data governance, surveillance and cybersecurity, and regarding freedom of expression - including work on gender, bodies, surveillance, and dataveillance, and gender and online abuse. She has also conducted extensive research on the architecture of Internet governance.

    Anja has been a member of the of the Investment Committee of the Digital Defenders Partnership and of the Steering Committee of Best Bits, a global network of civil society members, and is currently a member of the Board of Governors of Veres One. She has worked as an international consultant on Internet issues, including for the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, the United Nations Development Programme Asia Pacific and the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Mr. Frank La Rue, as well as having been a Fellow at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore, India. She is currently also a CyberBRICS Fellow at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Prior to focusing her work on the information society, Anja researched and consulted on a wide range of development-related issues. She has lectured at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, and Ambedkar University, Delhi, India, as well as guest lectured at universities in India and Brazil, and has conducted extensive fieldwork throughout South Asia. She obtained her PhD in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia in the UK.

  • Nayantara Ranganathan

    Associate Fellow

    Nayantara manages the Freedom of Expression programme at the Internet Democracy Project where she works on the planning, co-ordination, research and advocacy of projects related to freedom of expression issues in India, as they relate to gender and the Internet, net neutrality and surveillance. She studied law at the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.

  • Shraddha Mahilkar

    Policy and Advocacy Lead

    Shraddha works as the Policy and Advocacy lead at the Internet Democracy Project for the Bodies and Data Governance Project. Her responsibilities are to design and implement Policy and Advocacy strategies for the work on bodies and data governance. She is a striving feminist with professional experience in planning, leading, and strengthening programs on gender equality and women’s rights, child rights, sexual and reproductive health, and rights, etc. Prior to this, she was working with Shadhika as Program Officer – India, to develop, implement, and manage their programs on the ground in India.

  • Tripti Jain


    Tripti is a researcher at the Internet Democracy Project for the Bodies and Data Governance Project. Her responsibilities include: planning, conducting, and presenting research.

    Prior to joining Internet Democracy Project, Tripti was a counsel at Sflc.in. She was managing their Internet Shutdowns project and was involved in various projects that included research and advocacy on issues such as privacy, snd civil rights on the Internet.

    Tripti is a lawyer by education.

  • Tanisha Ranjit


    Tanisha works as a Researcher at the Internet Democracy Project for the Bodies and Data Governance Project. She also provides assistance with advocacy and policy interventions efforts. Prior to this, she has worked as a legislative aide to a Member of Parliament on a wide range of policy matters. She has graduated from Lady Shri Ram College for Women.

  • Radhika Radhakrishnan


    Radhika Radhakrishnan is a feminist activist, working as a researcher at the Internet Democracy Project on the Bodies and Data Governance Project. She previously worked with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) as a Programme Officer researching feminist approaches to Artificial Intelligence, with the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) of United Nations-DESA as a Consultant on Gender and Access, and with the Women’s Rights Programme of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC).

    Radhika has a Masters degree in Women’s Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science Engineering from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Her research areas include Feminist Studies of Technology, Feminist Internet Governance, and Gender and Law.

    Preferred pronouns: she/her

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