Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal
Assistant Professor of English
Affiliate, Idzik Computing and Digital Technologies Program
Affiliate, The Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society
Specialties: Media Studies; Science and Technology Studies; Critical Theory; 20th- and 21st-century Art, Literature and Culture; Race, Labor and Political Economy; Game Studies; Science Fiction Studies; Critical Making.
Degrees: B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Indore; Ph.D. in English with a designated emphasis in Science and Technology Studies from University of California, Davis.
Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal researches and teaches about the aesthetic and politico-economic entanglements of our technological cultures. He has won the 2020 Edwin Bruns Prize from the Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), and the 2021 best paper award from the Media, Science and Technology SIG at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS).
He has previously been a visiting fellow at the research Cluster “Media of Cooperation” in University of Siegen, Germany and a graduate student at the Universe of Chicago. His research has been supported by the University of California Humanities Research Institute, Linda Hall Library, and the Hagley Museum, among other institutions.
Professor Dhaliwal is currently working on a book project titled Rendering: A Political Diagrammatology of Computation, which asks 'what exactly is computing?' Illuminating the hard-coded political logics we take for granted in our contemporary digital cultures, his project shows how our cultural narratives, politico-economic formulations, and epistemic beliefs get crystallized into computational hardware and software architectures. A part of this project is forthcoming in Critical Inquiry.
His other projects have found him researching the entanglements between data and narratives, material and cultural histories of artificial intelligence, and new taxonomies of internet aesthetics. More information about his work can be found at https://www.ranjodhdhaliwal.com/.
213 Decio Hall
Department of English
233 Decio Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556