Deepika Hooda

Deepika Hooda

Deepika Hooda

Graduate Research Assistant

Globalization, global tech labor, migration, digital culture, computational social science, and social movements.

Deepika Hooda is third year PhD student in Sociology at George Mason University. She obtained her Masters in Public Policy in 2018 from Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, India. Her research interest focuses on the intersection of cultural sociology, political sociology and social network analysis. She is interested in understanding the ways in which digital technologies and platforms shape everyday activities and mediate the construction of realities. She is fascinated by the presence of political leaders on the social media platforms and their engagement with the digital citizenry. In her work, Deepika explores these areas by using computational social science techniques and employing Twitter data. She aims at contributing towards a better understanding of digital culture and sociology of digital culture using interdisciplinary research approaches. In her current project, she is exploring the migration of Asian Indian skilled tech workers to the US.


Ph.D. (Sociology) George Mason University (In progress). 

M.A. (Public Policy), Jindal School of Government and Public Policy. 

B.Sc. (Zoology), University of Delhi.