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Dr. Nishant Shah is the Vice President of Research and Acting Director of Research Development of the Graduate School at the ArtEZ University of the Arts, The Netherlands. Simultaneously, he serves as a Professor at the Institute of Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media, Leuphana University, Germany, where he teaches courses in Digital Humanities, Computer-Human Interaction, and Information and Communication Technologies for Development.

Shah’s work is at the intersections of technology, affect, identity, and social and political movements and configures the ways in which we learn to become human in the midst of technologie. He was the Co-founderand former Director – Research(2009- 2014) of the non-profit, autonomous research and policy think tank Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, India.