Sareeta Amrute is an award-winning anthropologist whose scholarship investigates data centric technologies, labor, and the social categories of race and caste. She is the author of Encoding Race Encoding Class: Indian IT Workers in Berlin. Amrute was also the inaugural Director of Research for the Data & Society Research Institute. At Data and Society, Amrute is currently co-developing an open syllabus project called AI in/from the Majority World and on a single-authored monograph on Dissent and Cybersecurity in the Indian Diaspora.
“Shanmugavelan's Critical Caste and Tech Studies Syllabus is a major innovation in the study of caste and digital cultures. It provides the reader with and in-depth and varied guide to both historical and comparative understandings of caste, and to how caste hierarchies and structures are remade in the digital age. It is an essential starting point for anyone interested in the contemporary relationship between technology and power.”