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Noopur Raval

Assistant Professor
Noopur Raval
Noopur Raval
Assistant Professor

Dr Noopur Raval (she/they/any) is assistant professor of Information Studies at UCLA. Raval holds a PhD in Informatics from UC Irvine and a MPhil in Cinema Studies from JNU, New Delhi. Raval is an interdisciplinary interpretivist scholar trained in humanistic social sciences and critical technology studies. Raval is interested in historically examining contemporary technologies with a special focus on majority world phenomena and the enduring legacies of colonialism in information and communication technologies. Raval is an alumna of the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, CTSP at UC Berkeley and has worked with at the Wikimedia Foundation, Microsoft Research labs and NYU in the past.



  • PhD, Informatics, University of California Irvine (2020)
  • MPhil, Cinema Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (2014)
  • MA, Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University (2012)
  • BA, English Literature, Media Studies and Psychology (triple majors) (2010)

Select Publications

  • Raval, Noopur, and Simiran Lalvani. "The moral economy of platform work." Asiascape: Digital Asia 9.1-2 (2022): 144-174.
  • Raval, Noopur. "Interrupting invisibility in a global world." interactions 28.4 (2021): 27-31.
  • Raval, Noopur, and Joyojeet Pal. "Making a" Pro":'professionalism'after platforms in beauty-work." Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 3.CSCW (2019): 1-17.
  • Qadri, Rida, and Noopur Raval. "Mutual aid stations." Logic Magazine 13 (2021): 37-47.