Roli Varma

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Full Professor

Carl Hatch Endowed Professor
Regents' Lecturer

University of New Mexico

School of Public Administration MSC053100
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131, United States
Telephone: (505) 277-7756
Fax: (505) 277-2529



Updated: March 2024


  • Science and Technology Policies
  • Asian Indian Immigrants in the U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce
  • Return Migration of Asian Indian Scientists and Engineers from the United States
  • Women and Minorities in Information Technology Education

Book: Harbingers of Global Change: India's Techno-Immigrants in the United States;
Author of over 70 journal articles & book chapters

External Funding from NSF & Sloan Foundation: $1,255,830

Invited Member:
  • Interviewed prominent women for IEEE Computer Society History to Commemorate the 75th Year of Modern Computing:                     
    • Cecilia Aragon,  
    • Bala Kavita,
    • Fay Cobb Payton,
  • Social Science Advisory Board of the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT), 2008−Current.
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Task Force on Job Migration, 2004–2006.
  • Workshop on 21st Century Coolies, University of California Davis, 2018.
  • Workshop on Computing Is Work, Siegen University, Germany, 2017.
  • Public Lecture, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, 2014.
  • Distinguished Lecture, Max Planck Institute, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2011.
  • Center for Gender Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2011.
  • Annual Meeting of National Center for Women in Information Technology, Google Headquarters, Mountain View, 2009.
  • Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology, Washington DC, 2007.
National Science Foundation (NSF):
  • Speaker, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, May 2022.
  • Speaker, Symposium on the Science of Broadening Participation, 2016.
  • Speaker, International Workshop on International Collaborations, 2010.
  • Represented, Highlights of the Work of 10 Scientists for Womens History Month, March 2018.
  • Organizer & Host, Information Technology Workforce (ITWF) and Information Technology Research/Education & Workforce (ITR/EWF) Principal Investigator Conference, Albuquerque, 2003.
Program Chair:
Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S):
Cleveland 2011 & San Diego 2013.

My house attracts uninvited guests.