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Anulekha Nandi, MSc.

Alumni / Doctoral Researcher for Digital Dignity Project ONLINERPOL

Areas of research and interest

Media development (regulation, policy, legislation, and policy processes plus socio-legal philosophies behind freedom of expression and media freedom) particularly in fragile/ illiberal contexts; Media and democracy; Structural inequalities and solidarity networks; Anthropologies of struggle, resistance, and social movements.


LMU Munich
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 München

Start of the project: 01.02.2018

Supervisor: Prof. Sahana Udupa

Working title of the doctoral thesis: "Online Media and the Indian Hindu Diaspora in Europe"


  • MSc Media, Communication and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science


Livingstone, S., Nandi, A., Banaji, S., & Stoilova, M. (2017). Young adolescents and digital media uses, risks and opportunities in low- and middle-income countries. Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence, Overseas Development Institute; UK Department for International Development (DFID). Available at

Livingstone, S. Davidson, J., Bryce, J., Batool, S., Haughton, C., & Nandi, A. (2017). Children’s online activities, risks and safety: A literature review by the UKCCIS Evidence Group. UK Council for Child Internet Safety; UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Available at

Banaji, S., Livingstone, S., Nandi, A., & Stoilova, M. (In Press). Instrumentalising the digital: Findings from a rapid evidence review of development interventions to support adolescents’ engagement with ICTs in low and middle income countries. Development in Practice (Accepted).