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Mitali Thakor

Mitali Thakor is a PhD student in MIT's HASTS program. She studies sex work, sex trafficking, technology, and digital forensics. Mitali uses Feminist STS, queer theory, and critical race studies to explore the ways in which activists, computer scientists, lawyers, and law enforcement officials negotiate their relationships to anti-trafficking via emergent technologies and discourses of carceral control.


Jul 1, 2015

Radio Berkman 221: How to Stop Traffic

This week on the podcast: 20 million men, women, and children are the cargo of human trafficking worldwide. The Internet has brought a new dimension to both trafficking and anti… More

Jan 21, 2015

Berkman Community Newcomers: Mitali Thakor

Meet Mitali Thakor, Berkman affiliate investigating the development of digital forensics technology to police sex crimes. More


Jun 23, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Toward Critical Feminist Technology Studies of Youth Safety: Problematizing Dominant Digital Approaches to Sexual Exploitation of Children Online

Mitali Thakor, PhD student in MIT's HASTS program

In this talk, Mitali Thakor will discuss my ethnographic fieldwork on new digital approaches to addressing child exploitation online, such as the use of avatars and image… More

Oct 24, 2013 @ 6:00 PM

Cyberscholars Working Group

Presenters will include: Samuel M. Kleiner, Yale Law Schol, Information Society Project More