Amit Rai

Dr. Amit S. Rai is Reader in Creative Industries and Arts Organising at Queen Mary, University of London, where he has also taught critical marketing studies and  business ethics. He is author of Rule of Sympathy: Race, Sentiment, Power 1760- 1860 (Palgrave, 2002) and Untimely Bollywood: Globalization and India’s New Media Assemblage (Duke UP, 2009). He has taught at the New School for Social Research,  Florida State University, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and Lorton Maximum  Security Prison. His current research touches on critical management and  organizational studies of the creative and cultural industries in the UK and India, the gendering of affective labor in social reproduction in India, media practices of  commoning, and hacking and piracy ecologies in the UK and South Asia. His  monograph on work-around practices in Indian urban digital ecologies, Jugaad Time: Ecologies of Everyday Hacking in India, was published in 2019 by Duke University  Press.