Swapnil Rai recently acted as the chair and discussant for a keynote by Bollywood celebrity activist Swara Bhaskar, entitled "How social media unmade and made me: the changing contours of celebrity identity and activism in New India." 

The event, which took place, on April 7, 2022, was a part of the Social Media Influencers and the New Political Economy in South Asia and Africa Conference co-organized by the School of Information, Center for South Asian Studies, LSA African Studies Center, and the College of LSA