Rituparna Banerjee is a Ph.D. student at the School of Communications at Dublin City University. Her research is a transnational study across West Bengal and Bangladesh, examining how early-career women politicians negotiate identities of the nation and self in their digital social practices. It is supervised by Dr. Saumava Mitra and funded by the Ireland India Institute.
Previously, Rituparna has worked as a journalist in India for five years, at The Economist Intelligence Unit, The Indian Express, and Mint (HT Media Ltd). Most recently, she has completed her Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree (EMJMD) in Digital Communication Leadership (2018-20) across the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and University of Salzburg.
Her interests lie in how societies, politics, and media technologies intersect and interact in these times of ubiquitous digital communication, asymmetrical democratic participation, and heightened polarization.