Adavi Krishna Akhil Kumar

External Consultant | kakhil at iihs dot ac dot in


2019   MA, Liberal Studies, Ashoka University, Sonepat
2016   BE (Hons), Electrical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani




Countries: India
States: New Delhi
Cities: New Delhi
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu

Krishna Akhil was a part of the founding team at TapChief, a startup that enables freelancers to monetise their expertise through remote work. At IIHS, under the TURN project he works on developing a primer to the platform economy companies in India.

Books/ Book Chapters

  • Kumar, A. K. A., & Surie, A. (2023). Teachers in India and EdTech: A new part of the gig economy?. In P. Arora, U. Raman, & R. König (Eds.), Feminist futures of work: Reimagining labour in the digital economy.  Amsterdam University Press.
  • Surie, A., & Kumar, A. K. A. (2022). Gender out of focus: methodological reflections on work in India’s platform economy.  In Global Perspectives on Women, Work, and Digital Labour Platforms (pp. 73-80). Digital Future Society.


Other Writing

  • Kumar, A. K. A. (2021, January 08). Sitting, waiting, wishing: A note on Uber drivers in New Delhi. Ethnomarginalia.
  • Kumar, A. K. A. (2020, July 23). [Review of the book The Gig Economy: A Critical Introduction, by Jamie Woodcock & Mark Graham]. LSE Review of Books,
  • Kumar, A. K. A. (2020, January 10). Clicking, waiting, praying: The making of the techno-scientific professional priest. The Bastion.
  • Kumar, A. K. A. (2020, January 5). Clicking, waiting, praying: The mantras of Hindu tech startups. The Bastion.
  • 2016 Presented a paper titled Gandhi and the race, International Conference on” Gandhi and the Contemporary World, Zakir Hussain College, New Delhi.