Josh Aleksanyan

Josh Aleksanyan
Areas of Interest: 
economic sociology, the state, governance, social control and punishment, drugs and society, sexualities, social theory, ethnography

 B.A. in sociology, Bard College (2014) 

Biographical Note: 

I am a first year doctoral student in sociology and a Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University. My work explores how social and poltical life is governed through situations and relations of control, from health and medicine to prisons and policing. I am particularly interested in how changes in work and the workplace shapes how authorities interpret and manage social marginality. I am currently researching the management of sexual difference in the age of the new brain sciences. Prior to beginning doctoral work, I worked as a user experience researcher, most recently at Google and InVision where I focused on enterprise-level software design.