Bhoomi Thakore

Assistant Professor of Sociology


Bhoomi K. Thakore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. Her areas of expertise include social inequalities, intersectionality, media studies, and critical pedagogy, and she is the author of numerous publications on these subjects. Thakore’s books include, South Asians on the U.S. Screen: Just Like Everyone Else (2016), which covers audience perceptions of South Asian representations in U.S. film and television, and the co-edited volume (with Jason A. Smith), Race and Contention in 21st Century U.S. Media (2016), which highlights myriad examples of the persistence of racial inequalities vis-a-vis the media. She is currently the Book Review Editor for the journal Sociological Inquiry, and serves in leadership positions with the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP). She is also on the Editorial Boards for the journals Social Currents, and Humanity and Society

Thakore completed her PhD in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago, and previously worked at Northwestern University, Elmhurst College, and the University of Central Florida before joining UConn. 

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