Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal
Ruth and Paul Idzik Assistant Professor in Digital Scholarship and English
Research interests: Histories and theories of science, technology, and media; race, labor, and political economy
Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal is an assistant professor of English, researching and teaching about the aesthetic and politico-economic entanglements of our technological cultures. He won the 2020 Edwin Bruns Prize from the Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA) and the 2021 best paper award from the Media, Science and Technology SIG at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS).
He has previously been a visiting fellow at the research Cluster “Media of Cooperation” in the University of Siegen, Germany, and a graduate student at the University of Chicago. His research has been supported by the University of California Humanities Research Institute, Linda Hall Library, and the Hagley Museum, among other institutions.
Dhaliwal is currently working on a book project titled Rendering: A Political Diagrammatology of Computation, which asks “what exactly is computing?” Illuminating the hard-coded political logics we take for granted in our contemporary digital cultures, his project shows how our cultural narratives, politico-economic formulations, and epistemic beliefs get crystallized into computational hardware and software architectures.
His other projects have found him researching the entanglements between data and narratives, material and cultural histories of artificial intelligence, and new taxonomies of internet aesthetics. More information about his work can be found at ranjodhdhaliwal.com.