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Priyanka Kundu

Doctoral Student


Priyanka Kundu is a Graduate student in Department of Communication at UIC. She is also a lecturer (on leave) of Mass Communication and Journalism in Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), a public university based in Dhaka. She has been serving there since October 2018. She was a part-time faculty in State University of Bangladesh, a private university. She also worked a full time journalist for an independent news agency for around one year and a part-time contributor at a newspaper for three years. Priyanka did her Bachelor (2016) and Master’s (2017), both in Mass communication and journalism from University of Dhaka. For her excellence in Bachelor's results, she achieved Professor Sitara Parveen Award (2017) and Ruqayyah Merit Scholarship (2017) from University of Dhaka. In 2020, she successfully completed a year-long international training titled Media Regulation in Democratic Framework supported by SIDA of Sweden. In her academic career, she published several articles and book chapters on freedom of expression, social media and online incivility, press freedom in the age of digital security act, hip-hop culture and political protest in the context of Bangladesh. Priyanka participated in several international conferences (off and online) in Germany, USA, China, Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. So far, she received four research grants, three from University Grants Commission, Bangladesh and one from University of Oslo, Norway.  Her research interest are on social media and political communication in South Asian context. She is now working on a few research projects e.g. social media political communication and hate speech and self-censorship in the age of digital security act in Bangladesh.


MA in Mass communication and Journalism from University of Dhaka (2017)
BA in Mass communication and Journalism from University of Dhaka (2016)