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Devika Narayan

Assistant Professor of Technology, Work & Global Affairs


Devika’s work examines the changing structure of markets, new digital platforms, and emergent workplace structures that shape contemporary capitalism. She is particularly interested in managerial practices and workplace transformations in the computing industry. Currently, Devika is involved with a collaborative research project in the intersection of cloud-based computing and fully remote work models in the global IT sector.

Her doctoral dissertation titled Between the cloud and a hard place: a study of industrial transformation in the platform age, investigated the technological, organisational, and workplace shifts catalysed by the rise of cloud infrastructure. Empirically, this research focused on the restructuring of India's software industry.  

Devika holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota and an M.Phil. and M.A. in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics. At the University of Minnesota, she was affiliated with the Charles Babbage Institute, the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change as well as the Speculative Urbanism Project funded by the National Science Foundation.

In August 2022, Devika Narayan will join the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame as an Assistant Professor of Technology, Work & Global Affairs.


  • Sociology of work
  • Industrial and organizational change
  • Digital technology and platform studies
  • Qualitative methods

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Devika has taught courses on sociological theory and the digital economy and will continue teaching in the area of economic sociology (with a focus on technology, work, and organisations).

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