Mitali Thakor recently coordinated a mobile phone study of adolescent health and sexuality in the Philippines through Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She graduated in 2009 with degrees in Anthropology and Feminist Studies from Stanford University, and researched mobile phone usage dynamics of Indian sex workers for her honors thesis. She has worked with the Gujarat State AIDS Control Society and also interned at the International Labor Organization-Bangkok. At MIT, Mitali hopes to continue researching at the intersections of technology and anthropology with a focus on varying forms of mobility.
globalization; postcolonial gender theories; mobile tech; technology and sexuality; sex work; discursive identity