Piyush Mathur

I have so far invested mostly in philosophical and/or policy questions related to technology, environment, knowledge, politics, and mass communication. While each of these avenues is a sub-discipline in its own right, I have tended to explore the interconnections among them. You could check out a reflection of some of my intellectual investments in my book, Technological Forms and Ecological Communication: A Theoretical Heuristic (Lexington Books, 2017), whose summary description, table of contents, and review excerpts are accessible here: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498520485/Technological-Forms-and-Ecological-Communication-A-Theoretical-Heuristic

That book aside, I have published in the following academic journals: Women’s Writing; Social Text; Third World Quarterly; The Communication Review; The Information Society Journal; The Southasianist. I have also published in the following non-academic journals, among others: Acres USA; Earth Island Journal; Asia Times Online; Himal Southasian.

I have also taught across the disciplines of Science and Technology Studies (STS), Communication, English, Political Science, and Humanities at Virginia Tech; American University of Nigeria; Indian Institute of Technology Madras; and Delhi University. I was also the 2011-2012 Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the Centre for South Asian Studies; and a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, from 2010-2012.

My current interest is in articulating a practical–even if hitherto idealistic–framework of mass-scale social engagement whose overriding purpose would be to promote reason and realism worldwide. I aim to articulate such a framework in the form of a book in normative-cum-applied philosophy. In general, though, I remain most interested in futuristic alternatives that would promote democratic, transparent, and objective systems whereby freedom, as well as compassion, could be enhanced across the world.

When I am not pondering the future, I am critically analyzing contemporary political and media events–especially those related to India and the United States; reviewing books; or providing my services as a textual worker via my website textall.xyz .

Check out these two pieces I wrote for Thoughtfox.xyz:

‘What India needs is a Public Representatives Protection Programme’ (March 22, 2020):

‘How to become a multi-perspective thinker: The 7 essentials’ (January 26, 2019):

Learn more at: https://independent.academia.edu/PM6

Contact Piyush at: pm/dot/at-sign)ronininstitute[dot]org