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Ishani Mukherjee, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor



Building & Room:

1163 BSB


1007 W Harrison Street

Office Phone:

(312) 996-3187


Ishani Mukherjee, Ph.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mukherjee has taught courses on social media and marketing, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, mass media and popular culture, gender and communication, communication research methods, and public speaking. Ishani’s research focuses on social media, gender, race and visual studies, mobility discourses, digital advocacy, cross-cultural communication and South Asian media. Specifically, her current and past work looks at hashtivism and ridesharing, blog-activism and digital diasporas, ICTs and Global South non-profits, and digital memorialization via transitional SNS. Her research has received many awards, including the Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award and Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award. She has authored essays in edited volumes and international journals, including Connexions, Thanatos, and Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology.

Selected Publications

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). New York: Peter Lang.


Mukherjee, I.​ & Williams, M. G. (2016). Branding authenticity, global-localization and
technology: Thematic analysis of two West Bengal urban-rural handicrafts NPO websites. Connexions: International Professional Communication Journal. ​Special Issue: Professional Communication, Social Justice, and the Global South, ​4​(1), 91-130.


Mukherjee, I.​ (2015). Digi-blogging gender violence: Intersecting ethnicity, race, migration and
globalization in South Asian community blogs against IPV. ​Ada: A Journal of Gender, New
Media, and Technology, ​8​.


PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Communication

MA, Northern Illinois University, Communication Studies