International Journal of Networks and Communications

International Journal of Networks and Communications is a peer-reviewed, international, open access journal that publishes original research and review articles in all areas of computer networks and communications. It is an international, archival journal providing a publication vehicle for complete coverage of all topics of interest to those involved in the computer communications networking area.

T T Sreekumar

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Networks and Communications

Assistant Professor, Department of Communications & New Media, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Research Areas

Communication Technologies & Development, E-Governance, Community Informatics, Mobile Phones and Marginalized Communities


Ph.DThe STS (Science, Technology & Society) stream from Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
M.Phil.Applied Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


present Assistant Professor, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore

Publications: Journals

[1]  Sreekumar, T T (2011) "Mobile phones and the Cultural Ecology of Fishing in Kerala" Information Society, 27 (3) 172–180.
[2]  Sreekumar, T T (2010) "From ICTs to Innovations: Social and Cultural Imperatives in Developing Countries" (Special Article) ICT World Today. Spring.
[3]  Sreekumar, T T (2008) "ICTs and Development: Revisiting the Asian Experience" Science Technology & Society 13 (2): 159-174.
[4]  Sreekumar, T T, (2007) 'Cyber Kiosks and Dilemmas of Social Inclusion in Rural India'. Media Culture & Society, 29 (6): 869-89.
[5]  Sreekumar, T T (2007) "Decrypting E Governance:Narratives, Power play and Participation in the Gyandoot Intranet" Electronic Journal for Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC) (November).
[6]  Sreekumar, T T, (2006).'Combating Child Labour in India's Services Sector'. South Asian Journal, 14 (October-December).
[7]  Sreekumar, T T (2004) 'Industrial Development and the Dynamics of Innovation in Hong Kong', International Journal of Technology Management, 27 (4): 369-393 (With G Parayil).
[8]  Sreekumar, T T (2003) 'Kerala's Experience of Development and Change' Journal of Contemporary Asia 33(4): 465-492 (With G. Parayil).
[9]  Sreekumar, T T (2003) 'De-hyping ICT: ICT Innovations by Civil Society Organizations in Rural India', i4d-Information for Development, 1(1): May.
[10]  Sreekumar, T T (2002) Civil Society and The State-led Initiatives in ICTs: The Case of Kerala'. Information Technology in Developing Countries, 13(2) December.
[11]  Sreekumar, T T (2002) 'Contentions and Contradictions of Tourism as Development Option: The Case of Kerala, India'. Third World Quarterly, 23 (3): 529-548 (With G. Parayil).
[12]  Sreekumar, T T (2002) 'Democracy, Development and New Forms of Social Movements: A Case Study of Indigenous People's Struggles in Kerala'. Indian Journal of Labour Economics, June, 45 (2): 287-310 (with G. Parayil).
[13]  Sreekumar, T T (1999) 'Reaping the Whirlwind? Reflections on the Gulbunkian Commission Report' Review of Development and Change, 4 (1): 149-161.

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums

[1]  Sreekumar, T T (2010) "The social spaces of cybercafés in Developing Asia: The changing use patterns of new media technologies through cyber cafes in small and medium towns by youth in Philippines" AoIR: Internet Research 11.0 : Sustainability , Participation, Action, Gothenberg, Sweden, October 21-23 2010.
[2]  Sreekumar, T T, (2010) Global city and civil society: Politics of the new techno-class in the urban spaces of India" 35th 4S Annual Meeting of the 4S The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). Tokyo, August 2010.
[3]  Sreekumar, T T (2009), 'The Social Life of the Fishers' Cell Phone: The Challenges of Socio-cognitive incorporation of Mobile Phones by Fish Workers in Kerala'. AoIR Pre-Conference Workshop on "Mobile Communications and the Developing World" (07 October 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA).
[4]  Sreekumar, T T, 'Innovation in Rural Network Society: A Social Science Perspective on ICTD Approaches' The World Social Science Forum 2009, organized by The International Social Science Council, and The University of Begen (May 10-12 2009, Bergen, Norway).
[5]  Sreekumar, T T, 'Climate Change, Tourism and Social Justice: Some Reflections from the South' Civil society Consultation on "For a Climate Change in Tourism: Inputs for a Responsible and Sustainable Tourism" (September 25-26, 2008, Lima, Peru).
[6]  Sreekumar, T T, 'Social Space, Civil Society and Transformative Politics of New Social Movements in Kerala". 20th European Conference of Modern South Asian Studies (ECMSAS), (July 8-11, 2008, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK).
[7]  Sreekumar, T T, "Contested Doors of Modernity: ICTs and Social Inclusion in India" International Conference on Connecting Science, Society and Development, Development Studies Association, (September 18-20, 2007, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK).
[8]  Sreekumar, T T, Panalist for the sesion on "Outreach and Delivery of Poverty Alliviation Programmes", International Seminar on Revisiting the Poverty Issue: Measurement, Identification and Eradicaion, Organised by Institute of Human Development and State Planning Board, Government of Bihar (July 20-22, 2007 Patna, India).
[9]  Sreekumar, T T, "Decrypting E Governance: Narratives, Power Play and Participation in Gyandoot Intranet". Living the Information Society: ICT on People, Work and Communities in Asia (23 24 Apr Apr 2007, Renaissance Hotel, Makati City, Manila, Philippines).
[10]  Sreekumar, T T, "Telecenter Experience in Asia, Constraints and Policy Options". eAsia 2007 (NUS Panel Discussion on `Digital Technologies for Development: Reassessing the Asian Experience ( 6 8 Feb 2007, Putrajaya International Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).
[11]  Sreekumar, T T, "The Idea of Convergence: The Meaning in Present". Key Note Address at Indonesia ICT Summit: Mobile Convergence Trend International Forum (23 Jan 2007, Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia).
[12]  Sreekumar, T T, "University Research and Teaching in ICT4D: Trends in Singapore". Role of University in ICT for Development in Asia (11 13 Jan 2007, Hue University, Hue, Vietnam).
[13]  Sreekumar, T T, "Revisiting the Kerala Model" Panelist for the workshop on Lessons in Human Development: A Comparative Study on Kerala and Cuba, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada (December 12-15 2006, Mascot Hotel, Trivandrum).
[14]  Sreekumar, T T, "Creative Industries and the East Asian Contexts: Revisiting the Debate on Culture and Competitiveness". Seminar on Knowledge Based Industries, Employment and Global Competitiveness (Invited paper) ( 6 7 Oct 2006, New Delhi, India).
[15]  Sreekumar, T T, "Singapore Contexts: ICT4D Education, Research and Community Outreach". Mapping University ICT4D in Asia (24 27 Apr 2006, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand).
[16]  Sreekumar, T T, "Global Civil Society abd Cyberlibertarian Developmentalism". Winterworkshop:Soft Power and Spheres of Influence in South and Southeast Asia (12 14 Jan 2006, National University of Singapore, Singapore).
[17]  Sreekumar, T T, "Triple helix and Civil Society: Case Studies of ICT Innovations for the Poor in Rural India". 5th Triple Helix Conference on Capitalization of Knowledge (18 21 May 2005, Turin, Italy).
[18]  Sreekumar, T T, "Trajectories of Community Networking and Rural Employment in India: Systems, Synergies and Strateies: Some observations based on Gyandoot's experience". International Conference on Employment and Income Security in India ( 6 8 Apr 2005, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, India).
[19]  Sreekumar, T T, "New Communication Technologies and Social Exclusion: An Analysis on the Basis of Asian Evidence International Conference on Communication for Citizens towards a Contemporary Society organized by Camera Municipal de Oeiras held in Oeiras, (Lisbon) Portugal, October 9-10 2003.
[20]  Sreekumar, T T, "ICTs for Social Change in India: New Development Paradigm or Rural E-topia? 3rd International Convention of Asia Scholars, Singapore, August 19-22 2003.
[21]  Sreekumar, T T, "E-Governance and Social Exclusion", Invited Speaker at the 11th International Anti-Corruption Conference, Seoul, South Korea, May 25-28, 2003.
[22]  Sreekumar, T T, "Terrorism, Traditions Tourism and the New World Order: Some Reflections" Inetrfaith Seminar Organized by Ecumenical coalition on Tourism and Christian Conference of Asia at Bangkok, Thailand during April 27-May 1, 2003.
[23]  Sreekumar, T T, "Information and Communication Technology and the Social Economy: Reflections Based on Indian Experience". Paper presented at the International Workshop on ",Learning From the Indian Development Experience jointly organized by The School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Virginia and Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore at Bangalore, 2-5, March, 2003.
[24]  Sreekumar, T T,"Civil Society and Information Communication Technology based Models of Rural Change: History Rhetoric and Practice". Paper presented at the International Seminar on ICTs and Indian Development, jointly organized by Institute of Social Studies, The Hague and Institute for Human Development, New Delhi. At Bangalore, December 9-11, 2002.
[25]  Sreekumar, T T,"Tourism, Global Civil Society, and Indigenous People" Seminar on Globalization and Tourism, Chiang Rai, Thailand, February 2002.
[26]  Sreekumar, T T, "Economic Globalization and Information Technology: Implications for Development Ethics Debate" APRU Research Conference, University of Auckland, New Zealand, January 28-31, 2001.
[27]  Sreekumar, T T, "Externalities of Paddy Land Conversion in Kerala", Beijer Research seminar in Environmental Economics, September 18-20, 2000, Katmandu, Nepal organized by Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Sweden.
[28]  Sreekumar, T T, "Locating Tourism Development In Kerala Economy", Workshop on Kerala: Exploring Future Frontiers in Tourism Development Thiruvananthapuram: Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala and Equations ,Bangalore, July 4-5, 2000.
[29]  Sreekumar, T T, "Civil Society, Polity and New Social Movements" International Workshop on Kerala's Model of Development:For a Political Economy of Incentives; Shastri Indo Canadian Institute and Canadian International Development Agency, August 12-13, 1999, Thiruvananthapuram.

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  Sreekumar, T T (2011) 'ICTs and Development in India: Perspectives on the Rural Network Society' London: Anthem Press.
[2]  Sreekumar, T T (2010) "Social Space, Civil society and Transformative Politics of New Social Movements in Kerala" In K. Ravi Raman (Ed.) Development, Democracy and the State:Critiquing the Kerala Model of Development, United Kingdom: Routledge.
[3]  Sreekumar, T T (2009) "Climate Change, Tourism and Social Change" In Caesar D'Mello, Jonathan McKeown and Sabine Minninger (Eds.) Disaster Prevention in Tourism-Perspcetives on Cliamte Change, Thailand: ECOT.
[4]  Sreekumar, T T (2008) "Children's Work and Schooling" In Desai and R B Potter (Eds)The Companion to Development Studies, London: Hodder Education. pp 428-432 (With V Gayathri).
[5]  Sreekumar, T T (2008) "Decrypting E Governance:Narratives, Power play and Participation in the Gyandoot Intranet". In ICTs and Indian Social Change: Diffusion, Governance, Poverty, ed. Aswini Saith, M Vijay Bhaskar and V. Gayathri. New Delhi: Sage Publications pp 160-191.
[6]  Sreekumar, T T (2007) "ICTs For Governance And Development: A Critical Review of Kerala's Recent Experiences" In Circumventing The Digital Divide: Lessons From Kerala Experience. Edited by Antony Palackal & Wesley Shrum. Southern Book Star, New Delhi.
[7]  Sreekumar, T T (2006), "Interrograting Development: New Social Movements, Democracy and Indigenous People's Struggles in Kerala". In Kerala: Paradoxes of Public Action and Devlopment, ed. Tharamangalam, J, 56 80. New Delhi: Orient Longman, (With G. Parayil).
[8]  Sreekumar, T T, (2006) "ICTs for the Rural Poor: Civil Society and Cyber libertarian Developmentalism in India". In Political Economy and Information Capitalism in India: Digital Divide and Equity, ed. G Parayil, 61 87. Technology Development and Globalization, vol. 2, ed. Anthony P. D'Costa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
[9]  Sreekumar, T T, (2002) "Which Way Forward? Indigenous People and Ecotourism's Global Agenda" In Chi Kiong, T (ed.) Indigenous Peoples' Interfaith Dialogue on Globalization & Tourism, Hong Kong: Clear-Cut Publishing.