Dr. Paro Mishra
Faculty member, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIT-D).
Dr. Paro Mishra is leading India’s first research examining intersections of Gender, Health, and Digital Technologies with a focus on the emerging Femtech Landscape in India in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
Her current research project is funded by IIITD-IITD MFIRP Scheme. Her core research interests lie at the intersection of Gender and Technology – New Reproductive Technologies (NRTs) and Information/ Digital Technologies, in particular. She has already presented a study "Datafied body projects in India: Femtech and the rise of reproductive surveillance in the digital era" in the Asian Journal of Women’s Studies.
Dr. Paro is the recipient of several fellowships and grants from the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, the University Grants Commission, IIT Delhi, and the Indian Council of Social Science Research.
She is a widely acclaimed published author in the areas of gendered surveillance, femtech, digital technologies, migration, and family formation. Her work has been used by publications including special issues co-editorship for Asian Bioethics Review (2021) and Asian Journal of Women's Studies and in Journals like Anthropology and Aging, The Sociological Review, Economic & Political Weekly, and Society and Culture in South Asia.