Janaki Nair

Janaki Nair

Doctoral Advisor: T. Makana Chock

M.A., Emerging Media Studies, Boston University
M.A., Society and Culture, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar
B.A., Economics, Stella Maris College

Areas of Research: Media Psychology, Virtual Reality, Human-Computer Interaction


Chaikulngamdee, C., Riji Nair, J., Li, Y., Zhao, Y., Cusachs, C., Martinez, D., Duan, Y., Chen, Z., Prena, K. (2022, October 14). Learning through gaming: Examining the learning outcomes of EEK! Game [Presenting author]. International Conference on Meaningful Play, East Lansing, MI.     

Riji Nair, J. (2018). Rethinking internationalization of post-secondary education in Canada: Exploring the potential of PICT Model”, SURI Symposium, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.


Janaki works at the Extended Reality Lab in the Newhouse School researching VR effects and Human-AI interaction from a media psychology perspective. She is interested in studying the implications of interactive and immersive technologies for education and interpersonal communication. Prior to joining SU, Janaki worked in the roles of teaching assistant, research assistant, writing fellow and discussion facilitator at Boston University where she was a recipient of the Emerging Leaders Scholarship, Spirit Award and Prize for Academic and Professional Achievement. She has presented her research at conferences including International Conference on Meaningful Play and Screentime.