Kalindi Vora

Kalindi Vora joins the Yale Faculty as Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University, with Visiting status for the 2021-22 academic year. She was previously Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Davis, where she serves as Director of the UC Davis Feminist Research Institute. Her current research includes ongoing writing on historical and contemporary social justice concerns connected to artificial intelligence and robotics technologies, on autoimmunity and patient self-tracking and self-treatment, and on establishing approaches to research in STEM fields informed by feminist, anti-racist and other social justice standpoints. She is the author of Life Support: Biocapital and the New History of Outsourced Labor from the University of Minnesota Press (2015), and co-author with Dr. Neda Atanasoski (UC Santa Cruz) of Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures from Duke University Press (2018) and of Technoprecarious from MIT Press (2020) as a member of the Precarity Lab. Her collected work on transnational gestational surrogacy in India is forthcoming under the working title, Reimagining Reproduction: Surrogacy, Labour and Technologies of Human Reproduction. She has a PhD in History of Consciousness from UC Santa Cruz (Feminist Studies), an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, and a BA in Music/Religion from Wesleyan University. She held the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Berkeley Anthropology. Kalindi Vora has previously taught at UC San Diego in the Department of Ethnic Studies, where she was also affiliated with the Science Studies Program and the Critical Gender Program.