Akrish Adhikari specializes in media studies, postcolonial thought, critical theory, and digital humanities. He is currently working on a media history and theory of anticolonialism across the Francophone world. Akrish's work on ornamentalism, printing, biometrics, and memory studies appears or is forthcoming in Configurations, Book History, Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, and The Comparatist. In 2021, one of his articles was awarded the Edward Bruns Prize by the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Before coming to Princeton in 2018, Akrish attended Reed College, where he studied French and computer science. He continues to draw from this background, most recently as a Data Teaching Fellow with the Center for Digital Humanities.