Mr Soumitra Thorat
PhD Student in Public Services Management and Organisation
- Public Services Management & Organisation
Thesis Title: Interactional practises, liminal spaces and educational programs in India: Exploring the real-time work of classrooms
Supervisors: Professor Jonathan Hindmarsh, Professor Paul Luff
Date of entry: 2021, Full-Time
Soumitra Thorat is a PhD student with a background in anthropology. His research focuses on the investigation of the dynamic interactional practises that occur in classroom settings to create meaningful collaborative work.
Using video based qualitative research methods, his work focuses on how uses of verbal and nonverbal communicative practises create educational spaces while challenging and negotiating pre-existing power dynamics.
Soumitra has previously worked on projects looking at how the COVID-19 impacted the way we grieve and remember in the digital space and relationship between shared fact-making and democratic politics through extensive ethnographic work.
He is a member of the Public Services Management and Organisation (PSMO) and Work, Interaction and Technology (WIT) Research Groups at Kings Business School.