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Ishani Mukherjee, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor



Building & Room:

1163 BSB


1007 W Harrison Street

Office Phone:

(312) 996-3187

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Ishani Mukherjee, Ph.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Communication at UIC, and a certified DEI-practitioner. She is an intercultural communication, social media marketing, DEIB studies, and gender/race and popular media educator and scholar. Her research focuses on digital advocacy, mobility, social justice, feminist activism, intercultural media/film, and South Asia. Dr. Mukherjee has authored and co-authored multiple articles, a book, and is an Honors College Faculty Fellow and Instructor at UIC. She serves on the LAS DEI committee at UIC and is on the editorial board of the Florida Journal of Communication. Her recent research publication, “Theoretical and Social Implications of Alternative ‘Feminist’ Media: Sexual Harassment and Intersectional Advocacy in India,” explores the role of alternative ‘digital’ media in presenting intersectional perspectives and advocacy opportunities for transnational feminist mobilizations against sexual harassment, using the intercultural lens of #MeToo activisms in India. Her research and teaching have been recognized with the Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award, Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award, Teaching Sustainability Initiative Award (UIC), and Honoring Our Professor’s Excellence Award (UIC). Dr. Mukherjee is a dedicated educator and experienced researcher who values teaching and collaborating with student-partners in face-to-face and digital learning spaces.

Selected Publications

Mukherjee, I., Shah, P. V., & Dexter, T. E. (2022). Theoretical and Social Implications of Alternative ‘Feminist’ Media: Sexual Harassment and Intersectional Advocacy in India. Journal of Communication Inquiry.


Mukherjee, I. (2021). Virus, Violence and [In]Visible Women: #LockDownMeinLockUp and Embodied Resistance During Covid-19. Journal of International Women’s Studies, 22(12), 25-61.


Mukherjee, I. & Williams, M.G. (2021). Migration, Mobility, and Sojourning in Cross-cultural Films: Interculturing Cinema. Lexington Books.


Williams, M. G., Mukherjee, I., & Utsey, C. (2019). Mobility and affect in the #deletuber mo(ve)ment. Convergence. DOI: 10.1177/1354856519883739


Mukherjee, I. (2017). The social age of ‘it’s not a private problem’: Case study of ethical and privacy concerns in a digital ethnography of South Asian blogs against IPV. In M. Zimmer and K. Kinder-Kurlanda, (Eds.), Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Cases and Challenges (Digital Formations), pp. 203-212. New York: Peter Lang.


Mukherjee, I. (2011). The masala of globalism: Repositioning ‘dis/placement’ in the films of Mira Nair. Studies in South Asian Film and Media, 2(2), 85-106. DOI: 10.1386/safm.2.2.85_1


Jones, S. G. & Mukherjee, I. (2010). iThou: Ethics, friendship, and the Internet. In R. Fortner & M. Fackler (Eds.), Ethics and Evil in the Public Sphere: Media, Universal Values and Global Development. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.


PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Communication

MA, Northern Illinois University, Communication Studies