Kalindi Vora, Ph.D.

Kalindi Vora

Position Title
Professor and Director

  • Feminist Research Institute
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Kalindi Vora is Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at UC Davis, and Director of the Feminist Research Institute. She previously taught at UC San Diego Ethnic Studies and was affiliated with the Science Studies Program and the Critical Gender Program.

Her current research includes ongoing writing on legal and social justice concerns connected to assisted reproductive technologies in the transnational commercial surrogacy, on autoimmunity and patient self-tracking and self-treatment, and on establishing models for “feminist science shops” at UC Universities. She has also just completed a co-edited book project on the racial and gendered politics informing contemporary robotics and artificial intelligence design with Neda Atanasoski for a book entitled, Surrogate Humanity (Duke University Press, forthcoming).

She has a PhD in History of Consciousness from UC Santa Cruz (Feminist Studies) and an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Hawai‘I Manoa, and a BA in Music/Religion from Wesleyan University. She held the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Berkeley Anthropology.