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Mitali Thakor

Assistant Professor of Science in Society

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Assistant Professor, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


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BA Stanford University
PHD Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mitali Thakor

Research interests: policing, computer vision, child pornography, content moderation, digital STS, queer studies of the child, robotics, prosthetics, sex work

Courses taught:Anthropology of Science; Queer Robotics: Cyborgs in Sci-Fi & Anthropology; Skin, Sex, State, Software: Surveillance & Society

Mitali Thakor is an assistant professor in the Science in Society Program. Her current book project, Facing the Child (MIT Press), is an ethnography of artifice, evidence, and the global policing of child pornography. Mitali earned her Ph.D. from MIT's Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, & Society, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Sexualities Project at Northwestern. Mitali is also a professional birth doula. You can read more about her work at http://www.mitalithakor.com and on Twitter at @mitalithakor.

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OFFICE HOURS FOR SPRING 2021: Thursdays 12:30-2:30

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Please note: Office hours are reserved for current students and advisees. If you are not a current student and/or we have not met before, please email me first: mthakor@wesleyan.edu