Lecturer & Director of Technical Communication
Alena Alamgir is a Lecturer and Director of Technical Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. She earned her PhD in Sociology from Rutgers in 2014. Her dissertation on the Czechoslovak-Vietnamese labor migration program won the 2015 Theda Skocpol prize awarded by the Comparative-Historical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, as well as the Anne Foner dissertation prize from the Rutgers Sociology Department. She held postdoctoral positions at the University of Oxford, St. Antony’s College, and at the University of Leipzig working on the project “Socialism Goes Global” funded by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council. Before coming to Georgia Tech, she taught at Newberry College and Emory University. She has published widely on Vietnamese labor migration into Czechoslovakia, and, more broadly, on state-socialist labor migration and the socialist roots of globalization. Most of her publications are available on her Academia.edu page (https://gatech.academia.edu/AlenaKAlamgir).