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Department of Sociology at Lehman College

Shehzad Nadeem

An expert on culture, labor and globalization, Prof. Nadeem holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of the new book, Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves (Princeton University Press, 2011). Nadeem’s research has been featured in Nature, the Guardian, Fast Company and India Abroad, and he has appeared on the BBC World Service and Radio-Canada.

He has also published the following articles.

  • “Accent Neutralization and a Crisis of Identity in India’s Call Centres,” The Guardian, February 9, 2011.
  • “Macaulay’s (Cyber) Children: The Cultural Politics of Outsourcing in India,” Cultural Sociology 3(1): 103-123 (2009).
  • “The Uses and Abuses of Time: Globalization and Time Arbitrage in India’s Outsourcing Industries,” Global Networks 9(1): 20-40 (2009).
  • “The Living Wage Movement and the Economics of Morality,” Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change 28: 137-167 (2008).

At Lehman, Nadeem teaches courses on urban and global sociology. He can be contacted at: