Innovation, Racialized Transnational Knowledge Work, and Shifts in Global Production Networks

Extending and deepening my research in innovation, creativity, and transnational knowledge work, I am pursuing a second, related line of research that explores the innovation-driven restructuring of global production networks and the historical and contemporary role of transnational knowledge workers and entrepreneurs amid escalating US-China geopolitical competition. My single-authored paper, in progress, “The contested coworking space” (to be submitted to Information, Communication & Society), and my collaborative pieces “The new whole state system” (Environment and Planning A, R&R) and “Pathway to prosperity or education Inc.?” (to be submitted to Antipode) exemplify the different angles my research pursues in this area. These investigations in the history and transformations in innovation politics, geopolitics, and differences will frame my second monograph, tentatively titled Politics of chips: Transnational knowledge work and the restructuring of global production networks.