I am an anthropologist exploring data, race, caste, and capitalism in global South Asia, Europe, and the United States. My work can be found in the journals Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, Cultural Anthropology, Feminist Review, American Anthropologist, and Science, Technology & Human Values. I have published in Slate and on the Medium blog Points. I am editor of the series After Veillance for the Association for Computer Machinery.
My book, Encoding Race Encoding Class, was the winner of the Diana Forsythe Prize in Anthropology and the International Convention of Asia Scholars Book Prize. I am at work on a new project on the material and perceptual infrastructures that undergird dissent, tentatively titled Sensing Dissent.
You can hear me speak and read interviews I’ve given in multiple venues. I teach classes about labor and race in tech worlds and about science and technology in South Asia as an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington.
I am a board member of CR+DS, SSRC’s Just Tech Initiative, LaborTech; the Society for Cultural Anthropology, and am the founder of Dissent Lab.