Kalindi Vora is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and affiliate faculty of the Science Studies and Critical Gender Studies Programs. Her book, Life Support: Biocapital and the New History of Outsourced Labor (2015), examines domestic work, customer care, and the commodification of human organs, gestational surrogacy and knowledge work as representing a global economy of vitality that relies on affective and biological labor of feminized workers. She is currently working on a book project, titled, Experimental Sociality, about the social and political implications of transnational surrogacy. She is also completing a co-authored book project in collaboration with Neda Atanasoski (UCSC), entitled Surrogate Humanity, which highlights how the seemingly novel frontiers between human and machine elaborate much older discourses of humanization and dehumanization, and of human difference and its transcendence. Her areas of research focus include gendered labor and globalization, science and technology studies, critical race studies, posthumanism and new materialisms, South Asian area/diaspora studies, and postcolonial theory. Her publications appear in journals including Current Anthropology, The South Atlantic Quarterly, Somatechnics, Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, Postmodern Culture, and Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience.