Sonia Das is Associate Professor of Linguistic Anthropology at New York University and Editor-In-Chief of the flagship journal of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. She is the author of Linguistic Rivalries: Tamil Migrants and Anglo-Franco Conflicts (Oxford 2016), a study of the migration and diasporic experiences of Tamil-speaking Indians and Sri Lankans navigating language laws and political rivalries in Montréal, Québec. She received Honorable Mention for the Sapir Book Prize in 2017 from the Society for Linguistic Anthropology for this book, which demonstrates the importance of using comparative and historical methods to analyze complex sociolinguistic phenomena attributed to globalization. She has conducted archival research examining the colonial linguistic projects of mid-19th century French India and French Guiana. Her other ethnographic research focuses on the communicative and religious practices and sociolinguistic hierarchies of commercial seafaring, exploring how these are impacted by changing human-machine relations. She also examines inequalities in police-civilian interactions during routine traffic stops in South Carolina. She is currently a Junior Fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography and has received grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation’s Programs in Cultural Anthropology and Law and Social Sciences, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the University of Michigan Center for South Asian Studies’ Foreign Language and Area Studies, and the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States. She was a Visiting Professor in South Asian Studies and Linguistics at the Écoles des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS).