Surendranath College for Women
24, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kolkata 700009.
Estd.1948 NAAC B++ Accredited College
Affiliated to the University of Calcutta

Rianka Roy


Name Rianka Roy
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification M.A, M Phil, pursuing PhD
Contact No
Teaching Area
Date of Joining in this Institute August 2015

Research Experience

MPhil dissertation on ‘Culture of Conflict: User Identities and Administrative Control on Social Networking Websites’ (Jadavpur University, Department of English, 2011)

Research Project

Doctoral Researcher at School of Media, Communication and Culture, Jadavpur University, Kolkata (October 2013 –)
(Title of thesis: ‘Digital Capitalism and Surveillance on Social Networking Sites: A Study of Digital Labour, Security and Privacy’ Supervisor: Prof. Nilanjana Gupta)

Research Arean

Social media, surveillance, privacy, security, digital humanities.

A) Published Papers in Journals

SL NO Title Journal/Book Title ISSN/ISBN No. Volumn/ Issue Publisher Year of Publication
1 Digital Capitalism and Surveillance on Social Networking Sites: A Study of Digital Labour, Security and Privacy for Social Media Users Digital India: Reflection and Practice Edited by Arpan Kar, Shuchi Sinha, M.P. Gupta (IIT Delhi and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt of India)
(edited volume)
Springer 2018
2 The Faulty Sentimental in Sheridan’s The Rivals The Rivals Critical Edition, edited by Anirban Bhattacharya
(edited volume)
ISBN- 978-93-83265-18-3 Book Valley April, 2018
3 Networks of Identities: Gender, Patriarchy and Facebook SEW: South Kolkata Society for Empowerment of Women
(refereed journal)
ISSN-2347-2898 SEW Bulletin 6-7 December 2016
4 Redefining Community: A Comparative Study of Wikipedia and Social Media Journal of Higher Education and Research Society (refereed journal) ISSN-2349-0209 Vol. 3:2 (2016 October, 2016
5 Information for All and Privacy for None: The Dominance of Surveillance and the Status of Privacy on Social Networking Sites Contemporary Discourses
(refereed journal)
ISSN: 0976-3686 Vol. 7:1 (2016) February, 2016
6 “Infinite Ways to Make Profit: Digital Labour and Surveillance on Social Networking Sites” Pp 179-181 Rupkatha (Digital Humanities Special Issue)
(refereed journal)
ISSN: 0975-2935 Vol 7: 1 (2015) March, 2015


(ii). Papers presented

SL NO Title of Paper presented Event Title Venue Organizer Date Status
1 Method in Madness: Hackers, Subversion, and Counter-Surveillance on Digital Networks The Future of Humanities: Challenges and Prospects Benaras Hindu University Department of English, BHU March 30-31, 2018 International
2 Digital Capitalism and Surveillance on Social Networking Sites: A Study of Digital Labour, Security and Privacy (publication underway from Springer) Doctoral Colloquium on Digital Government Research (Global Conference on Cyber Security) IIT Delhi Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt of India, and IIT Delhi November 25, 2017 International
3 Reading Memes as Social Texts: The Scope of Digital Ephemera and Mass Empowerment Decentering Interdisciplinary Studies within the Space of Digital Humanities St Xavier’s College, Jaipur Department of English, St Xavier’s College, Jaipur 23-24 November, 2017
4 The Obscure Digital Natives: Representation of Subalternity and Marginality on Social Medias The Politics of Difference: Relocating Marginality/Subalternity Assam University,Diphu Campus Department of History, Assam University, Diphu and MAKAIAS 22-23 September, 2017 International
5 Social Media as Facilitator of Peace: Evaluation of Online Activism and Mass Reclamation of the Networks Literature, Culture and World Peace DMI, Pune Higher Education and Research Society September, 2016 International
6 From Gertrude to Ghazala: Gender and Power in Haider, an Adaptation of Hamlet Revisiting Shakespeare in the 21st Century IIT Patna Department of Humanities, IIT Patna September, 2016 National
7 Networking for News-making: The Status of News on Social Networking Sites News Literacy Surendranath College for Women, Kolkata Department of Journalism, Surendranath College for Women and IAMCR January, 2016 International
8 Community in Communication: A Study of Wikipedia in Contrast with Social Networking Sites Wikipedia Jadavpur University Wikimedia Foundation, and School of Languages and Linguistics, Jadavpur University January, 2015 International
9 The Profit Network Economy: Digital Capitalism, Surveillance and the Status of Users in Social Networking Sites IAMCR (India) IAMCR, Hyderabad IAMCR July, 2014 International
10 #FBRape Campaign, Digital Capitalism and the Status of Women in Social Networking Sites Building Bridges Central University of Hyderabad Centre for Gender Studies March, 2014 International
11 Gender, Misogyny and Censorship in Social Networking Sites KonRaasta ta Safe (Which road is safe?) (bilingual seminar) Jadavpur University EbongAlap and Jadavpur University September, 2013 International
12 Opportunities for Privacy and Surveillance in Social Networking Sites Opportunities of New Media RabindraBharati University Department of Communication March, 2013 National
13 New Globalisation: Changing Faces of Economy through Social Networking Websites Technology, Innovation and Social Change Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai School of Social Entrepreneurship, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai January, 2013 International
14 Technological Confinement of Digital Citizens versus Liberation of the Machine: Reading Alan Turing in Social Networking Sites Beyond the Obvious: Conference to Commemorate the Birth Centenary of Alan Turing Jadavpur University, Kolkata School of Behavioural Sciences, School of Media Communication and Culture, Jadavpur University December, 2012 National

(v). Recent academic activities

• Completed a Refresher Course in English, Indian and Foreign Languages at University Grants Commission, Mumbai University in February-March 2017, with A+ grade.

• Completed a workshop funded by MHRD GIAN (Global Initiatives Academic Networks) at School of Media, Communication and Culture, Jadavpur University, on Contemporary Cultural Studies, conducted by Professor John Hutnyk in December, 2016, with ‘Excellent’ grade.