SOCIOLOGY PhD
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Bio


 
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Josh Scannell teaches sociology and women, gender, and sexuality studies at Hunter College, CUNY. He is interested in understanding how changing digital technologies transform the relationship between the body and its environment, and how these transformations are harnessed to racial and sexual techniques of organizing populations for political and economic exploitation.  His recent work triangulates media theory – particularly concerning “new” media and digital technologies, scholarship in the Black Radical Tradition, and contemporary philosophical movements like New Materialist Feminism and Speculative Realism – to make sense of how the ubiquity of digitally-driven surveillance and prediction police technologies transform the American carceral state’s racial policing tactics into technocratic "best practice" for contemporary government.