Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

Krishna, S. 2020. Digital Identity, Datafication and Social Justice: understanding Aadhaar use among informal workers in south India. Information Technology for Development (2020). Url:

Heeks, R. and Krishna, S. 2016. ICTs and Hope for Development: A Theoretical Framework. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries77. Url:

Current Working Papers

Krishna, S. 2020. Spatiotemporal (in)justices in digital platforms: An analysis of food-delivery platforms in south India. – Part of the proceedings of The Future of Digital Work: The Challenge of Inequality
IFIP Joint Working Conference : 10-11 December 2020.

Krishna, S. 2020. Banopticon, Digital Bordering and Social Justice: Study of India’s digital biometric identity system. – Presented in the Borders, bordering and sovereignty in digital space symposium (conducted in lieu of cancelled sessions of RGS 2020).

Krishna, S. & Zheng, Y. (in progress). Platformisation of Inclusion: A liquid modern view of the intersection between Digital Identity and Gig-Work Platforms. (Submission targeted for spring 2021).

Funded Working Papers

Krishna, S., 2019. Aadhaar-Led Identification and Datafication Among Informal Workers in South India: A Data-Justice Perspective. Centre for Development Informatics, Global Development Institute, SEED, University of Manchester, UK. Url:

Conference Papers and Presentations (Selected)

Krishna, S. 2019. Being seen, being counted: Social justice implications of inclusion under surveillance. Presented at: DSA2019: Opening up development, The Open University, Milton Keynes.

Krishna S. 2019. Digital Identity and Social Justice: A Study of India’s National Identity Program. Digitisation and Sustainable Development Workshop. Digital Organisation and Society Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

Krishna, S and Zheng, Y. 2018. Many-eyed monsters and their lure: Surveillance, seduction, and governmentality. Accepted at: “Living with Monsters? Social Implications of Algorithmic Phenomena, Hybrid Agency and the Performativity of Technology”, IFIP8.4, San Francisco, California

Krishna, S. 2016. Identity, Transparency, and Other Visibilities: A liquid surveillance perspective of biometric identity. Presented at: DSA2016: Politics in Development, Oxford Department of International Development, Oxford.

Krishna, S. 2016. The Served and the Surveilled: Biometric Technologies as a Tool for Progress? Presented at: 32nd EGOS Colloquium, Theme: Organizing in the Shadow of Power, Sub-theme: Control, Materiality and Practices, Naples.

Krishna, S and Heeks, R., 2015. ICTs and Hope for Development: A Theoretical Framework.  Presented at: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (IFIP 9.4) Negombo, Sri Lanka, May 2015. Department of Informatics, University of Olso, Oslo, pp. 414-428.