Dr. Payal Arora is Associate Professor at the Department of Media and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Catalyst Lab, a center that reignites relations between academia, industry and the public using social media campaigns on social issues of contemporary concern. For more information: http://www.catalyst-lab.org/
Dr. Arora earned her doctorate in Language, Literacy and Technology from Columbia University, Teachers College in New York, a Master’s degree in International Policy from Harvard University, and a Teaching Certificate from the University of Cambridge.
She is a full member of The Netherlands School of Communication Research (NeSCOR) and is on several boards including Columbia University Earth Institute’s Connect to Learn, Technology, Knowledge & Society Association, Soteryx, Makeosity, and The World Women Global Council in New York. She has held Fellow positions at NYU Steinhardt, General Electric, and Rio’s Institute of Technology and Society.
She has published a number of books and over forty papers in her field and given over a 100 presentations across 66 cities and 27 countries. Her teaching has been recognized through a number of best teacher nominations and awards including the prestigious University Education Prize in 2017.
Her research focus lies in digital cultures and social inequality, new media activism, edutainment and IT for international development.
Visit her personal website for more information.
- P. Arora & L. Scheiber (2017). Slumdog romance: Facebook love and digital privacy at the margins. Media Culture & Society (online). doi: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0163443717691225[go to publisher's site]
- P. Arora (2016). Bottom of the data pyramid: Big data and the global South. International Journal of Communication (online), 10, 1681-1699. doi: http://dx.doi.org/1932–8036/20160005[go to publisher's site]
- P. Arora & N. Rangaswamy (2015). Mobile Internet in the Wild and Every day: Case Studies from the Slums of Urban India. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 1 april, 1-16. doi: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1177/1367877915576538[go to publisher's site]
- D. Gladysheva, J. Verboom & P. Arora (2014). The Art Tube: Strategies, perceptions and outcomes of museums’ online video portals. Digital Culture and Education, 6 (4), 393-408.
- P. Arora (2014). Usurping Public Leisure Space for Protest: Social activism in the digital and material commons. Space & Culture, February (3), 1-14. doi: 10.1177/1206331213517609
- P. Arora & N. Rangaswamy (2014). Digital leisure for development: Rethinking new media practices from the global south. Information Technologies and International Development, 10 (3), V-VII.
- P. Arora (2013). Technological Innovations in Public Art Museums in Amsterdam and Mumbai. In 40th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology
- P. Arora & F.R.R. Vermeylen (2013). Bridging online and offline public social spheres to understand contemporary leisure space. In 40th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology
- P. Arora & J. Verboom (2013). Museum 2.0: A study into the culture of expertise within the museum blogosphere. First Monday - Peer Reviewed Journal on the Internet, 18 (8). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v18i8.4538
- P. Arora & K. Sedeke (2013). Top ranking fashion blogs and their role in the current fashion industry. First Monday - Peer Reviewed Journal on the Internet, 18 (8).
- P. Arora & N. Rangaswamy (2013). Digital leisure for development: Rethinking new media practices from the global south. Media Culture & Society (online), 35 (7), 898-905. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443713495508
- P. Arora (2013). Chinese cowboy paintings as Western art? New Digital and Global Learning in Rural India. In Digital Crossroads: Media, Migration and Diaspora in a transnational perspective
- P. Arora (2013). Digital glocalization or misinformation? Relating rural knowledge with global knowledge. In Co-production of Knowledge: Social media, STS Symposium
- F.R.R. Vermeylen & P. Arora (2013). The end of the connoisseur? Experts and knowledge production in the visual arts in the digital age. Information, Communication and Society (print), 16 (2), 194-216.
- P. Arora & F.R.R. Vermeylen (2013). The end of the art connoisseur? Experts and knowledge production in the visual arts in the digital age. Information, Communication and Society (online), 1 (21), 1-33. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2012.687392
- P. Arora (2013). The Leisure Divide: Can the 'Third World come out to play. In International Communication Association (pp. 93-11)
- P. Arora (2012). Your kool-aid is not my kool-aid: Ideologies on Microfinance within an INGO Culture. Development in Practice, 22 (7), 1006-1018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2012.696583
- P. Arora (2012). Typology of Web 2.0 spheres: Understanding the cultural dimensions of social media spaces. Current Sociology, 60 (5), 599-618. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0011392112440439
- P. Arora (2012). Leisure divide: Can the Third World come out to play. Information Development, 28 (2), 93-101. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266666911433607
- P. Arora & S. Itu (2012). Arm chair activism: Serious games usage by INGOs for educational change. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2 (4), 1-17. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/ijgbl.2012100101
- P. Arora (2012). Temporality in the Sociomaterial Mangle. In Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). Copenhagen
- P. Arora (2012). Walled gardens: Privacy within public leisure space online and offline. In Amsterdam Privacy Conference
- P. Arora (2012). Challenges in digitalizing medical software for diagnosis and treatment in rural India. In Urban Developments and emerging issues of inclusion, governance and sustainability in India
- P. Arora (2012). Is the doctor on? In Search for Users of Rural Medical Diagnostic Software in Central Himalayas. Development in Practice, 22 (2), 180-189. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2012.642340
- P. Arora (2011). Online social sites as virtual parks: An investigation into leisure online and offline. The Information Society, 27 (2), 113-120. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01972243.2011.548702
- P. Arora (2010). Hope in the Wall? A digital promise for free learning. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41 (5), 689-702. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8535.2010.01078.x
- P. Arora & S. Mitra (2010). Afterthoughts: Dialogue between Sugata Mitra and Payal Arora. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41 (5), 703-705. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2010.01079.x
- P. Arora (2010). Digital gods: The making of a medical fact for rural diagnostic software. The Information Society, 26 (1), 70-79. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01972240903423378[go to publisher's site]
- W.H.J. de Been, P. Arora & M. Hildebrandt (Ed.). (2015). Crossroads in New media, Identity & Law: The Shape of Diversity to Come. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan[go to publisher's site]
- P. Arora (2014). Leisure Commons: Spatial History of Web 2.0. UK: Routledge
- P. Arora & K. Sedeke (2013). Contemporary Fashion Blogosphere. Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
- P. Arora (2010). Dot com mantra: Social computing in Central Himalayas. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing
Book Contributions (5)
- P. Arora (2015). Web 2.0 and beyond. In R. Mansell (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of digital communication and society (3 volume). London: Wiley Blackwell[go to publisher's site]
- F.R.R. Vermeylen & P. Arora (2013). Art markets. In R. Towse & C. Handke (Eds.), Handbook on the digital creative economy (pp. 322-329). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
- K. Kaun & P. Arora (2010). Global education greenhouse: Constructing and organizing online global knowledge. In S. Mukerij & P. Tripathi (Eds.), Cases in technological adaptability and transnational learning: Issues and challenges (pp. 208-222). Hershey: IGI Publication
- P. Arora (2010). Copycats of the Central Himalayas. Learning in the age of information. In W. Kinuthia & S. Marshall (Eds.), Cases 'n' places: Global cases in educational technology (pp. 21-30). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing
- P. Arora & A. Panikkar (2010). The Ramadan controversy: Dilemmas in negotiating between cultures through the study of Dutch and Iranian media discourses post Iranian uprising. In Y..R. Kamalipour (Ed.), Media, power, and politics in the digital age: The 2009 presidential election (pp. 191-202). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield
Professional Publications (3)
- P. Arora (2016). Invited Lecture Prizes for innovation in ICTs in Education. (Extern rapport). Paris: UNESCO
- P. Arora (2016). Prizes for innovation: Impact analysis in the ICTs for Education sector. (Extern rapport). : United Nations Education Commission
- P. AroraInvited lecture digital marketing. Christie's London, Technology and the Art Market seminar, Christies.
Semi Scientific Publications (7)
- P. Arora (2016, november 4). Invited Lecture Who is in charge of the future of the internet? Rotterdam, TEDxErasmus.
- P. Arora (2015). Bottom of the data pyramid in the global South. (blog). Discover Society.
- P. Arora (2015, mei 29). Invited lecture The Art Museum and Its New Publics. Essen, Museum Folkwang.
- P. Arora (2015). Facebook and the digital romance economy: Courtship, scams, and internet regulation in the global South. (blog). London School of Economics Impact blog.
- P. Arora & N. Rangaswamy (2015). Digital romance in the Indian city. In The City & South Asia (pp. 73-74). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard South Asia Institute
- P. Arora (2011). Live blog for TEDx Amsterdam. (blog). (available: 1 Nov 2011).
- P. Arora (2011, augustus 1). The Dot Com Mantra book. Imperica
Other Output (6)
- P. Arora (Video interview) (2011, apr 15). Entrepreneurship and new media learning:. [webcast]. In One Minute Education. HOPE.
- P. Arora (Interview) (2011, okt 21). New media, education and South Asia. [radio-uitzending]. In Dilshad Deyani Show. Texas radio.
- P. Arora (2011, december 1). New media and international development. Den Haag, Guest seminar at the International institute of social studies.
- P. Arora (2011, juni 1). Social media, knowledge management and business. Shell Corporation, London, UK, Invited discussant.
- P. AroraGuest lecture. Beirut, Amman, Chamber of commerce of the Social Economic Council.
- P. Arora (Live video coverage of talk) (2011, dec 12). Does culture matter? Business Communication in this digital and global age. [televisie-uitzending]. In Leaders of Tomorrow. Jordan Live TV.
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