Center for Bioethics and Social Justice
Department of Media and Information, College of Communication Arts and Sciences
- A-126A East Fee Hall
- Pronouns: they/them/theirs
- Core Affiliated Faculty, Center for Gender in Global Context
- Faculty, College of Social Science Consortium for Sexual and Gender Minority Health
- PhD 2021 University of Michigan
- MS 2009 University of Toronto
- BE 2007 University of Mumbai
Megh Marathe’s research seeks to foster inclusion in expert practices and technologies by centering the perspectives of marginalized people. They do this by studying the experiences and practices of multiple stakeholders – doctors and patients, citizens and civic officials – that is, laypeople and professionals, people who are marginalized as well as those in powerful positions, to generate critical theory and practical interventions for inclusive practice and technology design. Marathe adopts an ethnographic approach that is inflected by their computer science training and software industry experience.
Marathe’s interests are in science and technology studies, information studies, and medical anthropology. They are currently examining the social implications of therapeutic brain implants and the inclusion of gender-diverse people in data systems (and the lack thereof), in addition to developing their research on epilepsy diagnosis and treatment.
More Items on the Web
- Microaggressions have big impacts for disabled users online
- Megh Marathe. 2022. Technology in Medical Anthropology. Medical Anthropology Quarterly.
- Sue Chong, Jack Withers, Megh Marathe. 2020. Voices of Epilepsy: A Podcast Series.
- Megh Marathe. 2019. Staging seizure: Chronic contingency in epilepsy diagnosis. Somatosphere.
Devon Roe and Megh Marathe. 2023. Examining Race in Healthcare-Focused HCI Research. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW ’23 Companion), October 14–18, 2023, Minneapolis, MN, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 5 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3584931.3607021 (In press -- will be available online in October).
Elizabeth Ankrah, Megh Marathe, Arpita Bhattacharya, Anamara Ritt Olson, Lilibeth Torno, and Gillian Hayes. 2023. Plan For Tomorrow: The Experience of Adolescence and Young Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors as they Transition to Adult Care. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 7, CSCW2, Article 352 (October 2023). https://doi.org/10.1145/3610201 (In press -- will be available online in October).
Vaishnav Kameswaran, Vidhya Y, and Megh Marathe. 2023. Advocacy as Access Work: How People with Visual Impairments Gain Access to Digital Banking in India. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 7, CSCW1, Article 120 (April 2023), 23 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3579596.
Oliver L. Haimson and Megh Marathe. 2023. Uncovering Personal Histories: A Technology-Mediated Approach to Eliciting Reflection on Identity Transitions. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 30, 2, Article 23 (April 2023), 28 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3504004.
Megh Marathe and Kentaro Toyama. 2021. The Situated, Relational, and Evolving Nature of Epilepsy Diagnosis. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 4, CSCW3, Article 217 (December 2020), 18 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3432916
Aparna Moitra, Megh Marathe, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, and Priyank Chandra. 2021. Negotiating Intersectional Non-Normative Queer Identities in India. In Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 317, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1145/3411763.3451822
Megh Marathe, Yoonseon Yi, Chia-Hsuan Su, Ting-Wei Chang, and Gabriela Marcu. 2021. Tedious Versus Taxing: The Nature of Work in a Behavioral Health Context. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 5, CSCW2, Article 302 (October 2021), 24 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3476043
Megh Marathe. Seizure Aesthetics: Temporal Regimes and Medical Technology in Epilepsy Diagnosis. Time & Society 29, no. 2 (May 2020): 420-43. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961463X20908079
Megh Marathe and Priyank Chandra. 2020. Officers Never Type: Examining the Persistence of Paper in e-Governance. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376216
Megh Marathe and Kentaro Toyama. 2018. Semi-Automated Coding for Qualitative Research: A User-Centered Inquiry and Initial Prototypes. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Paper 348, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173922
Megh Marathe, Jacki O'Neill, Paromita Pain, and William Thies. 2016. ICT-Enabled Grievance Redressal in Central India: A Comparative Analysis. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD '16). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 4, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1145/2909609.2909653
Megh Marathe, Priyank Chandra, Vaishnav Kameswaran, Tsuyoshi Kano, and Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed. 2016. In search of missing pieces: A re-examination of trends in ICTD research. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD '16). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 60, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1145/2909609.2909644
Megh Marathe, Jacki O'Neill, Paromita Pain, and William Thies. 2015. Revisiting CGNet Swara and its impact in rural India. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD '15). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 21, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1145/2737856.2738026
Selected Achievements and Awards
- University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship
- Gary M. Olson Outstanding PhD Student Award, University of Michigan School of Information
- Richard & Lillian Ives Fellowship, University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities
- Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant
- University of Michigan Rackham Public Scholarship Award
- Best Paper Award, ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing