Nimmi Rangaswamy is an Associate Researcher in the Technology for Emerging Markets Group at Microsoft Research India in Bangalore. She is a social scientist, with a background in Social Anthropology.
She received her M.Phil from the Delhi School of Economics and PhD from the University of Mumbai. Her doctoral thesis analyzed a variety of print propaganda in Tamil politics as instantiation of broader regional political culture.
Before joining MSR India, in 2005, she lectured for several years at colleges in Delhi and Mumbai and have been part of the editorial team for the journal Economic and Political Weekly.