Rohini Lakshané

Researcher in Mysuru, India

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Rohini Lakshané is a technologist and researcher working on the intersection of technology, the law, and civil liberties. She is Program Officer, Pervasive Technologies project, at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bengaluru, India. [SSRN] Her previous assignment was in Mumbai as the editor of Exploratory Research on ICTs and Sexuality (EroTICs) India, a research and advocacy project in the cross-hairs of gender, sexuality and technology.

An instrumentation engineer by training, she has worked as a technology journalist and editor in an earlier avatar in the print and web domains with Electronics For You, Tech2 and Intelligent Computing-CHIP (India).

Rohini is also a long-time Wikipedian. She chaired the Gender gap project at the Wikimedia Chapter (India) from March 2013 to July 2014. The project aims to address gender equity and increase the participation of women in Wikipedia and its sister projects. She has worked on community outreach, training and advocacy and has served as a Wikipedian-in-Residence in a pilot project in 2013. (View WikiRésumé)

She served on the 2014 and 2015 juries of The Best of Blogs (BoBs), an international award honouring excellence in online activism, instituted by the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

You may write to and speak with Rohini in English, Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Spanish and Japanese, but be warned that her Kanji is poor.

Rohini lives to travel and travels to live, is owned by an adorable dog and several streeties, tweets @aldebaran14, and blogs at Aarohini.

Write to her: [rohini] at [riseup] dot net; [rohini] at [cis-india] dot org]

  • Work
    • Centre for Internet and Society
  • Education
    • University of Mumbai