Srividya Balasubramanian

Srividya Balasubramanian

Wiss. Mitarb. SFB

Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe)
Nikolaistraße 10, Raum 5.06
04109 Leipzig

Telefon: +49 341 97-37750


I am a Graduate student at University of Leipzig's Department of Anthropology working on the topic of large scale, state-led digitization projects in rural India. My project is affiliated with the German Research Foundation (DFG), and part of a collaborative research cluster (SFB 1199) which looks at a systematic, multi-disciplinary approach to theorizing space under the global condition.

In my dissertation, I am investigating the socio-structural implications of building a comprehensive digital governance structure in India, focusing on new state-citizen contact points or kiosks where such services are made available for those living in rural and remote locations.

I have an MA in Anthropology from the University of Leipzig where I researched on the practical implications of financial inclusion policies on the lives of the urban poor in Delhi. I have held teaching and assistantship positions in Leipzig (2017, 2019) and Halle (2019).

Berufliche Laufbahn

  • seit 02/2018
    Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Sonderforschungsbereich 1199: “Verräumlichungsprozesse unter Globalisierungsbedingungen” an der Universität Leipzig
  • seit 04/2018
    Promotionsstudium am Institut für Ethnolgie der Universität Leipzig; Arbeitstitel des Dissertationsvorhabens: Every Village Connected: Digitization and Re-spatialization of the Indian Nation-state
  • 10/2019 - 02/2020
    Lehrauftrag am Südasien-Seminar des Orientalischen Instituts der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
  • 04/2017 - 12/2017
    Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft am Institut für Ethnolgie der Universität Leipzig.Lehrbeauftragter für das BA-Modul: Regionale Anthropologie Südasiens


  • 10/2016 - 01/2018
    Master of Arts, Ethnologie, Universität Leipzig
  • 01/2013 - 01/2015
    Diploma, Screen and Media, Sydney Film School
  • 07/2006 - 08/2010
    Bachelor of Social Science (Honours 2:1), Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore
  • 02/2008 - 08/2008
    Austauschstudium, Media and Cultural Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam