Scholar, Consultant, Strategist, Speaker, Educator, Artist
Sangita Shresthova works at intersection between online learning, popular culture, performance, new media, politics, and globalization. She is a writer, thinker, and doer. She is currently the Director of Research of the Civic Paths Group based at the University of Southern California, where her current work is focused on the civic imagination. She is one of the creators of the Digital Civics Toolkit (digitalcivicstoolkit.org), a collection of resources for educators, teachers and community leaders to support youth learning. Her own artistic work has been presented in academic and creative venues around the world including the Schaubuehne (Berlin), the Other Festival (Chennai), the EBS International Documentary Festival (Seoul), and the American Dance Festival (Durham, NC).
She is also a faculty member at the Salzburg Academy on Media and Social Change in Austria.
She conducts workshops, consults, develops projects, writes, conducts research and lectures on topics related to:
popular and participatory cultures / fandom
transmedia - by any media necessary
performance and new media
civic engagement and democracy
She enjoys engaging with diverse communities through her workshops, lectures and projects.