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 edit 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 Orchestrating 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 Affiliate Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington. I also co-designed a syllabus on race and technology for staff at non-profit research institutes, an especially important theme during 2020-21.
I sit on the board of: CR+DS, the Labor Tech Research Network, the Society for Cultural Anthropology, and the Anthropology of Work Review. I am currently a fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation. Some recent, not-yet-published writing can be found here.