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Mitali Thakor

Assistant Professor of Science in Society

Allbritton Center, 211

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Allbritton Center,

Assistant Professor, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Allbritton Center, 211


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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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I am on leave for the Fall 2021 semester.


Fall 2022
SISP 265 - 01
Anthropology of Science

SISP 357 - 01
AI, Algorithms, & Power