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Mahuya Pal
Associate Professor

Mahuya  Pal

Organizational communication, globalization, postcolonial studies

Office: CIS 3036
Phone: 813/974-2145

Dr. Pal's research specializes in organizational communication and globalization. Specifically, her research focuses on the study of a) organizing among underprivileged groups and their politics of resistance against institutional power, b) transnational labor issues such as discursive and material practices of outsourced Third World employees, c) communicative practices of resistance on activist group websites, and d) corporate practices of sustainability/sustainable development. Using a critical theoretical lens, and methodological frames such as ethnography, self-reflexive fieldwork, focus groups, interviews, and thematic analysis, Dr. Pal’s work explores communicative processes within the contexts of marginality, poverty, human rights, social justice, democratic ideals, and eco-colonialism. Her research has been published in Human Relations, Communication Monographs, Communication Theory, Communication Yearbook, Communication, Culture & Critique and elsewhere.

Undergraduate Course Offerings



Ph.D., Purdue University. Communication Department. West Lafayette, Indiana, 2008

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
82217SPC 3425001Group Communication


CIS 2084

82241COM 6001901Theories and Histories of Comm
Required Of All NEW Communication Graduate Students


CIS 3063

81481SPC 6903003Directed Readings

TBA 100

80693SPC 6913001Directed Research
Dept. Approval Required; S-U Only.

TBA 100

89659SPC 7900001Doctoral Research Tutorial

TBA 100


Graduate Students

Md. Khorshed Alam, Hannah Bush, Ryan D'Souza, Lemuel Scott