AA. Aneesh

Associate Professor, Sociology and Global Studies

Office:  Bolton Hall 770
Phone: 414/229-2234
E-mail: aneesh@uwm.edu
Vita (pdf)

Fall Office Hours (Sept. 2 - Dec. 11, 2014): 
Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 and by appointment


Ph.D., Sociology, Rutgers University
M.A., Social Relations, University of California, Irvine
Pre-PhD, Philosophy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
B.A., Economics and Philosophy, Allahabad University, India

Areas of Specialization:

Globalization; International Migration; Science and Technology; Economic Sociology; Sociological Theory; Ethnographic Methods; Intellectual Property

Teaching Schedule

Fall 2014
Global 202-001: Introduction to Global Studies III: Globalization and Technology (pdf)
Spring 2014
Sociol 376-201:  Modern Sociological Theory (pdf)
Fall 2013
Sociol 928-001: Seminar in Social Organization (pdf)


Sherman, Daniel, Van Djik, Ruud, Alinder, Jasmine A., and Aneesh, Aneesh, eds. The Long 1968: Revisions and New Perspectives Indiana University Press. (2013) .
Aneesh, Aneesh. “Negotiating Globalization: Men and Women of India's Call Centers.” Journal of Social Issues, Wiley 68.3 (2012): 514-533.
Aneesh, Aneesh, Hall, John L., and Petro, Patrice S., eds. “Beyond Globalization: Making New Worlds in Art, Media, and Social Practice.” Rutgers University Press. (2011) .
Aneesh, Aneesh. “Bloody Language: Clashes and Constructions of Linguistic Nationalism in India.” Sociological Forum 25.1 (2010): 86-109.
Aneesh, Aneesh. “Global Labor: Algocratic Modes of Organization.” Sociological Theory, Wiley-Blackwell 27.4 (2009): 347-370.
Aneesh, Aneesh. “Specters of Global Communication.” Frakcija 43-44. (2007): 26-33.
Aneesh, Aneesh. “Virtual Migration: the Programming of Globalization.” Duke University Press. (2006) .
Aneesh, Aneesh. “Between Fantasy and Despair: Nationalist Closures in the Transnational Lives of Indian Programmers.” Routledge. (2003): 51-64.
Aneesh, Aneesh. “Skill Saturation: Rationalization and Post-industrial Work.” Theory and Society 30.3 (2001): 363-396.
Aneesh, Aneesh. “Rethinking Migration: High-skilled Labor Flows from India to the United States.” Center for Comparative Immigration Studies. (2001) .

Older Publications:

A. Aneesh, Patrice Petro, and Lane Hall (eds). Beyond Globalization: Making New Worlds in Media, Art, and Social Practices. Rutgers University Press (2011)

A. Aneesh. Virtual Migration: the Programming of Globalization, Duke University Press (2006).

“Negotiating Globalization: Men and Women of India’s Call Centers,” Journal of Social Issues, Volume 68, Issue 3, 514–533, 2012.

“Bloody Language: Clashes and Constructions of Linguistic Nationalism in India,” Sociological Forum, 25, 1, 2010: 86-109

“Global Labor: Algocratic Modes of Organization,” Sociological Theory, 27, 4, 2009: 347-370 (German Translation: Internationale Arbeitsräume: Unsicherheiten und Herausforderungen, edited by Petra Lucht, Martina Erlemann, and Esther Ruiz Ben. Centaurus Verlag 2010).

“Specters of Global Communication,” Frakcija, 44, 2007.

“Between Fantasy and Despair: Nationalist Closures in the Transnational Lives of Indian Programmers,” a peer-reviewed article in Immigrant Life in the United States: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives, edited by Colin Wayne Leach and Dona Gabaccia. Routledge 2003: 51-64.

“Skill Saturation: Rationalization and Post-industrial Work,” Theory and Society, 30, 3, June 2001: 363- 396. Reprinted in Post-Industrial Society (Sage Key Debates in Sociology) edited by Barry Smart. SAGE Publications, September 2010.

“Rethinking Migration: High-skilled Labor Flows from India to the United States,” in The International Migration of the Highly Skilled: Demand, Supply, and Development Consequences, edited by Wayne A. Cornelius, Thomas J. Espenshade, and Idean Salehyan. La Jolla, CA: Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California-San Diego, 2001.