Anasuya Sengupta will open the DLF Forum with a talk entitled “Decolonizing Knowledge, Decolonizing the Internet: an agenda for collective action.”
Sengupta is Co-Director and co-founder of Whose Knowledge?. She has led initiatives in India and the USA, across the global South, and internationally for over 20 years, to amplify marginalised voices in virtual and physical worlds. She is the former Chief Grantmaking Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation and a Shuttleworth Fellow. Supporting and strengthening free knowledge, human rights and social justice movements and communities of practice have been at the the forefront of Sengupta’s work. Sengupta is on the boards of the Nonprofit Quarterly, a leading news and analysis site for US civil society, and The Rules, aiming to challenge and change the rules of global capitalism and exploitation. Among her publications is a pioneering collection, co-edited with Shamillah Wilson and Kristy Evans, titled Defending Our Dreams: Global Feminist Voices for a New Generation (AWID & Zed Books, 2006).
Anasuya Sengupta holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She also has a BA in Economics (Honours) from Delhi University. More information about her work can be found here.