Nicole Rigillo

Nicole Rigillo

Anthropologist; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow

Biography

Nicole Rigillo is a socio-cultural anthropologist interested in the shifting meaning and practice of governance and citizenship today. She holds the position of Digital Research Fellow (2018) at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. Her current project examines how citizens and government representatives in Bangalore are using WhatsApp to collaboratively govern over civic issues, such as waste management and crime. Her doctoral work at McGill University (2015) examined the emergence of corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a new form of non-state social welfare provision in India.