Joshua Aleksanyan

Joshua Aleksanyan

Research Interest


My work looks at how situations and relations of social control are exercised and resisted, from health and medicine to prisons and policing. I am particularly interested in how changes in the work and workplace of authorities shapes the way social marginality is perceived and governed. Currently, I am 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.


  • B.A., Sociology, Bard College