Bhoomi K. Thakore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Central Florida. Her areas of expertise include structural racial inequality, representations in popular media, and qualitative methods.

Thakore’s work includes the books, South Asians on the U.S. Screen: Just Like Everyone Else (2016), and the co-edited volume (with Jason A. Smith), Race and Contention in 21st Century U.S. Media (2016). She has also published a variety of journal article and book chapters on these topics. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), and the Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS).

Research Interests

Structural inequality

Race and gender in the media

Qualitative methods

Interventions research (racial and gender diversity in STEM careers)