A. Aneesh is Professor of Sociology and Global Studies and Director of the Institute of World Affairs at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Previously, he taught in the Science and Technology Program at Stanford University (2001-04). He is the author of two books, Virtual Migration: The Programming of Globalization (2006) and Neutral Accent: How Language, Labor and Life Become Global (2015), and co-editor of two books, Beyond Globalization: Making New Worlds in Media, Art, and Social Practices (2011) and The Long 1968: Revisions and New Perspectives (2013). He has received awards and grants from many institutes, including the McArthur Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Population Council, and the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. He is a member of the editorial boards of three sociology journals, and has written for newspapers such as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, San Francisco Chronicle and the Times of India. Currently, he is working on a global citizenship project.