Ethan Zuckerman is director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, and an Associate Professor of the Practice at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on the use of media as a tool for social change, the role of technology in international development, and the use of new media technologies by activists.
Greg assists with research around the intersection of law, civics, and media. He is currently a law student in Mumbai, and has nine years of work experience between the social sector and event management industry.
Umang focuses on translating civic impact goals into short form content at Civic Studios, as well as managing various productions. In 2011, she founded the feminist movement SlutWalk Arthat Bhesharmi Morcha in Delhi. She has been working as a filmmaker and video producer for over six years, with a focus on telling beautiful stories for social change.
Suyash coordinates the content development and research at Civic Studios. He has an eclectic background in film production, social sector communications, policy analysis and academic research. He is keen on exploring the intersection of technology and politics and its effects on social identity and citizen’s movements.
Namrata leads the Research Lab at Civic Studios. She has worked in social research, program design and organizational management within the development sector in India. She is focused on using design thinking principles and research to develop effective social interventions, and measure their impact.
Roohi manages the content strategy and creative production at Civic Studios. Her previous experience has been in content management, qualitative research, and PR across the development and corporate sectors. She is passionate about creating content that drives social impact at scale.
Anushka founded the Civic Entertainment project at the MIT Media Lab and consequently, Civic Studios in Mumbai. She has a background in applied statistics and digital text analysis, and has previously worked with non-profits and political parties in India. She divides her time between Mumbai, Boston and Chicago.
Samyuktha has a background in water management, sanitation, social policy and gender. At Civic Studios she conducts research on civic participation theory and practices in India. She also hosts a podcast called In The Field that looks at development issue in India.