Refereed Papers

  • Sreekumar T T (2017, April 26) Regional Digital cultures and Spatial Collectives, Paper presented at the International Seminar on Regional Cultures and New Media Technologies organized by at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (April 26-28, 2017)
  • Sreekumar. T T. (2016, July 27-31). Urban upheavals as practices of new sexual ethics: ‘Kiss of Love’ movement in India and its heterotopic promises. Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference, Leicester, United Kingdom.
  • Sreekumar. T T . & Junaid N.P (2015 September 8-9). Negotiating internal and external religious activism: Digital contestations of Islamic nation and nationalism in India, ‘International conference on Explaining Religious Radicalism and Political Violence:Toward nation-state building’. Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Sreekumar. T T. (2014, July 15‐19). New media, space and marginality: A comparative perspective on cyber cafe use in small and medium towns in Asia. Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference, Hyderabad, India.
  • Vadrevu, S, & Sreekumar. T T. (2014, July 15‐19). Online memes in Singapore’s social media: Imagery, symbolism and critical visual culture. Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference, Hyderabad, India.
  • Soriano, C R, & Sreekumar. T T. (2014, July 15‐19). Cultural activism and mediated strategies of display and dissent: exploring the intersections of digitally mediated art and politics. Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference, Hyderabad, India.
  • Sreekumar, T T & Menon, B. (2013, November 20-24). Religious politics and visual culture: making of the Islamic tele-film movement in Kerala, South West India. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), Chicago Illinois: United States.
  • Sreekumar, T T. & Vadrevu, S. (2013, October 23-26). Online political memes and youth political engagement in Singapore. Paper  presented at the 14th annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR): Internet Research 14, Denver, Colorado: United States.
  • Sreekumar, T T. & Soriano C. R. (2013, June 17- 21). New media and citizenship: online communicative spaces and identity-based political mobilizations. Paper presented at the 63rd Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, London: United Kingdom.
  • Soriano, C R, Rivera-Sanchez, M & Sreekumar. T T. (2012, July 15-19). The social embeddedness of technology: An Analysis of mobile advertisements in the Philippines. Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference, Durban: South Africa.
  • Rivera-Sanchez, M. & Sreekumar, T T. (2012, July 15-19). New media, gender and leisure: soft forms of subversion through the use of new media in Bangladesh. Paper presented at the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference, Durban: South Africa.
  • Soriano, C. R. & Sreekumar, T T. (2012, May 23 -28). Multiple transcripts as political strategy: Social media and conflicting identities of the Moro Liberation Movement in the Philippines. Paper presented at the 62nd Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, United States.
  • Sreekumar, T T. & Vadrevu, S. (2012, May 23 – 28). Political twitteratti and democracy in Singapore. Paper presented at the 62nd Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Phoenix, Arizona: United States.
  • Sreekumar, T T. & Menon, B. (2011, July 13-17). Blind quam and the visual: Islamic home film movement in a South Asian city and its hinterland, Kerala, India. Paper presented at the International Association of Media and Communications Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference, Istanbul: Turkey
  • Sreekumar, T T. & Rivera-Sanchez, M. (2011, October 10-13). Moral transgressions, heterotopias and civil society: control and regulation of cybercafés in small and medium towns in developing Asia. Paper presented at the 12th annual conference of the Association of Internet researchers (AoIR): Internet Research 12, Seattle: United States.
  • Sreekumar, T T. & Rivera-Sanchez, M. (2010, October 21-23). The social spaces of cybercafés in developing Asia: The changing use patterns of new media technologies through cyber cafes in small and medium towns by youth in Philippines. Paper presented at the 11th annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR): Internet Research 11, Gothenburg: Sweden.
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2010, August 25-29). Global city and civil society: Politics of the new techno-class in the urban spaces of India. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Tokyo: Japan.
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2009, October 7-10). The social life of the fishers’ cell phone: the challenges of socio-cognitive incorporation of mobile phones by fish workers in Kerala. Paper presented at the 10th annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), Internet Research 10, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: United States.
  • Sreekumar, T.T. (2008, July 8-11). Social space, civil society and transformative politics of new social movements in Kerala. Paper presented at the 20th European Conference of Modern South Asian Studies (ECMSAS), University of Manchester, Manchester: United Kingdom.
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2007, September 18-20). Contested doors of modernity: ICTs and social inclusion in India. Paper presented at the International Conference on Connecting Science, Society and Development, Development Studies Association, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Sussex: United Kingdom
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2007, April 23-24). Decrypting E-governance: narratives, power play and participation in Gyandoot Intranet. Paper presented at the Conference on Living the Information Society: ICT on People, Work and Communities in Asia, Manila: Philippines.
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2006, October 6-7). Creative industries and the East Asian contexts: Revisiting the debate on culture and competitiveness. Paper presented at the Seminar on Knowledge Based Industries, Employment and Global Competitiveness, New Delhi: India.
  • Sreekumar, T T. & Baark, E. (2005, May 18- 21). Triple helix and civil society: Case studies of ICT innovations for the poor in rural India. Paper presented at the 5th Triple Helix Conference on Capitalization of Knowledge, Turin: Italy
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2003, August 19-22). ICTs for social change in India: New development paradigm or rural e-topia? Paper presented at the 3rd International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), Singapore.
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2003, March 2-5). Information and communication technology and the social economy: reflections based on Indian experience. Paper presented at the International Workshop on Learning from the Indian Development Experience, jointly organized by The School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Virginia, United States and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Bangalore: India
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2002, December 9-11). Civil society and information communication technology based models of rural change: history rhetoric and practice. Paper presented at the International Seminar on ICTs and Indian Development, jointly organized by Institute of Social Studies, The Hague and Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, Bangalore: India
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2001, January 28-31). Economic globalization and information technology: implications for development ethics debate. Paper presented at the Association Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Research Conference, University of Auckland, Auckland: New Zealand.

Invited presentations

  • Sreekumar T T (2017 October 28) ‘Surveillance, Privacy and Digital Capitalism: Some Posthumanist Reflections’ Invited Talk delivered at the 3 day National seminar on Nature, Culture and Media organized by KE College Mannanam and School of Letters, MG University, Kottayam, Kerala
  • Sreekumar T T (2017 October 13) ‘Globalization and Islamic Home films: Religion and Cultural Circuits between Kerala and the Middle East’, Plenary Lecture delivered at the 3 day National Seminar on “Diaspora Reimagined: The Politics of Representation” from 11 to 13 October, 2017 at the Institute of English, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala.
  • Sreekumar T T (2017 September 20) ‘The Cyborg and the Human: Some Thoughts on the Posthuman Approaches’ Invited talk delivered at the department of Liberal Arts, IIT Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
  • Sreekumar T T (2017 August 28) ‘The Cyborg and the Human: Some Thoughts on the Posthuman Approaches’ Invited talk delivered at the department of Science and Technology Studies, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Sreekumar T T (2017 May 13) The ‘Battle for Sanskrit’ and the distortions of history, Panel presentation at International Interdisciplinary Conference “Distorted History of Nationalism”, organized by Samaagati and Indian Ruminations, Kerala Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi, Trivandrum, Kerala (May 12-14 2017)
  • Sreekumar T T (2017, March 31) Valedictory Address: The Adivasi Land Question in Kerala: A brief History and Prognosis, at the UGC-SAP National Seminar – ‘Adivasis in Kerala- The Development Question’ organized by Department of Economics, University of Kerala (March 29-31 2017)
  • Sreekumar T T (2017, March 08) Plenary Panelist in Plenary Discussion 3 – Is the nexus of technology, governance and development possible under the SDG framework? International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2017) organized by the National e-Governance Division, Government of India, and the United Nations University (UNU), New Delhi, India, ( 7 – 9 March 2017)
  • Sreekumar T T ( 2017, February 26) Panelist at the Colloquium on ‘Art and Technology – digital interfaces’ held at the International Theater Festival of Kerala (ITFoK), Trissur, Kerala Sahithya Academy (February 20-28, 2017)
  • Sreekumar, T T (2016, March 16) Identity Politics and Social Science Research, talk delivered at the ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi) Research Methodology Workshop for Ph.D. Students in Social Sciences, Organized by Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, India from 10th March, 2016 to 19th March 2016
  • Sreekumar, T T (2016, February 29) Contesting Utopias: Moral Geography of New Urban Social Movements in India, Paper presented at the panel discussion on “Digital Cities: Agency Action Access”, at MICA, Ahmadabad, India
  • Sreekumar T T (2016, January 30) Barrister G P Pillai Memorial Lecture at the International Conference and First Annual Meeting of the Kerala History Congress, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala , 29-31 January
  • Sreekumar T T (2015, November 15) Dr. T.K Nandakumaaran Memorial Lecture Asian Modernities and the Posthuman Future: Some Reflections organized by T.K Nandakumaran Foundation at the Department of English, Sree Kerala Varma College, Trissur, Kerala
  • Sreekumar T T (2015, October 24) Invited talk on Rereading Kalidasa’s Poetry and Politics organized by A. Ayyappan Foundation at Kodungalloor, Kerala
  • Sreekumar T T (2015, August 11) ) Keynote Address The Cyborg and the Human: Some Thoughts on the Posthuman Approaches at the UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘The Postmodern Pedagogy of Multiple Literacies: A Transdisciplinary Critique on Cultural Studies and Media Effects’, Newman College, Thodupuzha, Kerala 11-12 August
  • Sreekumar T T (2015, January 30) Keynote Address at the International Seminar on media initiatives for peace and harmony in the North East, Department of Mass Communication and the Department of Bangladesh Studies, Assam University, 30-31 January
  • Sreekumar T T (2014 Dec 15) Inaugural address at the UGC National Seminar on Movements in Time/Space at Government Victoria College, Calicut University, Kerala, 15-16 December
  • Sreekumar T T (2014 Nov 27) Inaugural Lecture at the one day seminar on “Transnationalism, Culture and Diaspora” at the Centre for Diaspora Studies, Central University of Gujarat, India.
  • Sreekumar T T (2013 May 26) Discussant for the Panel, “Mediating self, social imaginaries and collectives: Interpreting Asian digital cultures through Asian frameworks” presented in the Global Communication and Social Change Division, International Communication Association 64th Annual Conference (ICA), Seattle, United States.
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2013, October 3-5). ‘The Temperance Movement and its Social Consequences: Contradictions of the Early Civil Society Formation in Kerala -1915-1930’. National Seminar on Modern Kerala, Department of History, Kerala University, Kerala and National Council of Historical Research (NCHR), New Delhi: Trivandrum, India.
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2012, December 14). Key Note Address, Asian modernity: multiplicity, singularity, historicity. Annual Conference of the Association of Communication Teachers, Tamil Nadu and Puduchery (ACT‐TNP), MS University, Tamil Nadu: India.
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2012 September 6-7). ICTs and development: A Southern perspective. Key Note Paper, Systems and Telecommunications National Meeting, Universidad Católica De Pereira, Pereira: Colombia.
  • Sreekumar, T. T. (2012, April 16-17). Social space and social activism: Politics of the new techno-class in Bangalore. Paper presented at the Workshop on Transnational Cities, NUS-Toronto-U Joint Research Group, University of Toronto, Toronto: Canada.
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2009, May 10-12). Innovation in rural network society: A social science perspective on ICTD approaches. The World Social Science Forum, The International Social Science Council, and The University of Bergen, Bergen: Norway.
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2008, Sept. 25-26). Climate change, tourism and social justice: Some reflections from the South. Paper presented at the Civil society consultation on ‘For a climate change in tourism: inputs for a responsible and sustainable tourism’, Lima: Peru
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2007, July 20-22). Outreach and delivery of poverty alleviation programs. Panel discussion, International Seminar ‘Revisiting the poverty issue: measurement, identification and eradication’, Patna: India
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2007, February 6‑8). Telecenter experience in Asia: Constraints and policy options. eAsia Summit 2007, Panel Discussion `Digital technologies for development: Reassessing the Asian experience Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia.
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2007, January 23). The idea of convergence: The meaning in present. Indonesia ICT Summit: Key Note Address, Mobile convergence trend International Forum, Jakarta: Indonesia.
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2007, January 11‑13). University research and teaching in ICT4D: Trends in Singapore. Paper presented at the Workshop on ‘Role of University in ICT for development in Asia’, Hue: Vietnam.
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2006 April 24‑27). Singapore contexts: ICT4D education, research and community outreach. Paper presented at the Workshop on ‘Mapping University‑ICT4D in Asia’, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok: Thailand.
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2006, January 12‑14). Global civil society and cyberlibertarian developmentalism. Paper presented at the Seminar on ‘Soft Power and Spheres of Influence in South and Southeast Asia’, University of Pennsylvania & National University of Singapore: Singapore
  • Sreekumar, T T. & Antony, P. (2005, April 6-8). Trajectories of community networking and rural employment in India: some observations based on Gyandoot’s Experience. International Conference on ‘Employment and Income Security in India’, New Delhi: India.
  • Sreekumar, T T. (2003, October 9-10). New communication technologies and social exclusion: An analysis on the basis of Asian evidence. Paper presented at the International Conference on ‘Communication for citizens towards a contemporary society’, Camera Municipal de Oeiras, Oeiras, Lisbon: Portugal.
  • Sreekumar, T T (2003 May 25-28). E-governance and social exclusion. Paper presented at the 11th International Anti-Corruption Conference, Seoul: South Korea.