Pratik Nyaupane is a doctoral student at USC Annenberg, where he focuses on research broadly relating to technology, inequality, and social and political movements. As an early career scholar, his work explores how various groups utilize and perceive technology as a means of political power. His recent projects consist of studying surveillance capitalism on university campuses and researching environmental justice groups’ utilization of technical practice and citizen science initiatives. His work is grounded in the needs and concerns of communities that are subject to systems of oppression.
Prior to joining USC, he graduated from Arizona State University summa cum laude with a B.S. in Informatics and a minor in Political Science. His thesis was titled, “Exploitation of Labor in Qatar: How Nepali Laborers are Victimized in Preparation for the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup” where he expanded on his research interests in labor, sport, and global politics.