Pratik Nyaupane is a doctoral student in communication at the University of Southern California in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where he broadly looks at the intersection between society, technology, and politics. As a graduate researcher, Pratik has been exploring the ways in which technology mediates interactions through state and corporate power. His most recent projects consist of evaluating policing and surveillance technologies in privately operated public spaces, such as university campuses and sports stadiums. He also looks at the digitization practices of citizenship, migration, and borders and how digital technologies have an impact on democratic cultural and political processes.
His academic work can be found in the International Journal of Sport Communication and Big Data & Society, and he has written in the press for The Record Nepal. He has presented his research at The International Communication Association (ICA), Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), International Association of Communication and Sport (IACS), Surveillance Studies Network (SSN), and the Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS) among others. Just in early 2023, his chapter on racism, social media, and soccer in Social Issues in Sport Communication: You Make the Call came into press.
Prior to USC, Pratik graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Informatics. He is also a graduate affiliate at the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life at the University of North Carolina at Chapel