Winifred Poster is a sociologist teaching at Washington University, St. Louis. Her interests are in feminist labor theory, digital globalization, and Indian outsourcing. For the past two decades, she’s been following high-tech firms from the US to India, both in earlier waves of computer manufacturing and software, and more current waves of back-office work and call centers. Focusing on the intersection of post-colonial computing and the political economy of service labor, she is curious how information communication technologies are changing the meaning of work, dispersing it transnationally, incorporating new types of workers, and reshaping identities. See her website for projects on: global circuits of high-tech labor, transnational call centers, multisurveillances, cybersecurity, and virtual receptionists.

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