Northwestern University

Thu 5:00 PM

SPAN Postdoc Talk: Mitali Thakor

When: Thursday, February 1, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Eliot Colin   847.467.4957

Group: The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Mitali Thakor completed her PhD in 2016 from MIT’s Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology & Society (HASTS). Her dissertation research covers the design and use of new digital techniques to locate child pornography online, from 3D avatars to image recognition software. Mitali’s ethnographic fieldwork in the Netherlands, Thailand, and the U.S. explores partnerships and tensions between international police, border control, computer scientists, UN bureaucrats, and activists as they develop algorithmic solutions to cases of exploitation and trafficking.

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