Priyanka Kundu

Priyanka Kundu

Assistant Professor

Department of Mass Communication and Journalism
Faculty of Security & Strategic Studies (FSSS)

priyanka.kundu@bup.edu.bd


BANGLADESH UNIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONALS
Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka-1216

Biography

Priyanka Kundu is an Assistant Professor (on leave) of Mass Communication and Journalism at the Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). She is now pursuing her PhD in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She received her Bachelor's (BSS) and Master’s (MSS) degrees from the University of Dhaka. Her research focuses on computational propaganda, political psychology, mis/disinformation, and the role of new technology on public opinion and political persuasion. In her academic career, she published several research articles and book chapters on freedom of expression and media laws, social media incivility, hip-hop music, and political protest in the context of Bangladesh.

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Education
S.S.C, Adarsha Secondary Girls School
H.S.C, Keshabpur College
Honors, University of Dhaka (DU)
Masters, University of Dhaka (DU)

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Journal Publication

1. Kundu, P., & Tabassum, M. (2023). Harassed and hushed: Bangladeshi women journalists’ experiences of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications, 9, 1–18.

2. Kundu, P. & Bhuiyan, Md. M. H. (2021). Online Harassment of Female Journalists in Bangladesh: forms, Reactions and Consequences in S. Jamil, B. Coban, B. Ataman & G. Appiah-Adjei, Handbook of Research on Discrimination, Gender Disparity and Safety Risks in Journalism. IGI Publication, USA. DOI- 10.4018/978-1-7998-6686-2.ch009. Available at https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/online-harassment-of-female-journalists-in-bangladesh/267632

3. Hasan, M. & Kundu, P. (2021). Hip-Hop Music Activism: A New Phenomenon in Bangladeshi Popular Culture in H. Khondker, O. Muurlink & A. Ali Emergence of Bangladesh, Palgrave Macmillan, UK. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-16-5521-0_23

4. Habiba, U., Kundu, P., Rahman. Md. G. & Rhaman. M. (2017). Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh in the Context of Bloggers’ Killings. In E. Frey, M. Rhaman & H. El Bour, Negotiating Journalism Core Values and Cultural Diversities. Nordicom. Available at https://www.nordicom.gu.se/en/node/38814

5. Habiba, U., Kundu, P., Rahman. Md. G. & Rhaman. M. (2017). Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh in the Context of Bloggers’ Killings. In E. Frey, M. Rhaman & H. El Bour, Negotiating Journalism Core Values and Cultural Diversities. Nordicom. Available at https://www.nordicom.gu.se/en/node/38814

6. Research In-Progress
Jamil, S., Nermeen, A., & Kundu, P. (2024). Creating a Tech-Savvy News Ecology: Journalists’ Attitudes Towards Automated Journalism Practice in Egypt.  (In progress)

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Conference Papers

1. *Kundu, P. (2024). Affective Populism as a Mobilizing Strategy: The Case of Bangladesh at 74th Annual ICA Conference, Gold Coast, Australia. (Forthcoming: June 20-24, 2024)

2. *Kundu, P. (2024). Affective Populism in Social Networking Platforms: An Analysis on Bangladesh at American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) Conference- 2024, University of Texas Austin, USA. (Forthcoming: April 18-19, 2024)

3. *Kundu, P & Tabassum, M. (2023). Self-Censorship in Bangladeshi Journalism: A Study in the Context of the Digital Security Act at the 73rd Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference; Reclaiming Authenticity in Communication- 2023, (25-29 May 2023), Toronto, Canada.

4.
*Aman, H.S. & Kundu, P. (2022). Facebook Memes as Criticism: A Semiotic Analysis of Education Related Memes Posted by University Students in Bangladesh at International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference- 2022, Beijing. (Online)

5. *Kundu, P. (2022). Social Media Hate Speech in Political Communication: A Critical Analysis of Bangladesh at American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) Conference- 2022, University of Texas Austin, USA; with full travel grant fellowship.

6.

*Kundu, P., Tabassum, M., Haq, F. & Partha, S. B. (2022). Framing the Fragile: Identity Shift of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladeshi Media in 2017 and 2021, at the 105th AEJMC Annual Conference-2022, Detroit, USA.

7.

*Kundu, P. (2019). Digital Security Act- 2018 and Investigative Journalism at the 11th Global Investigative Network Conference- 2019, Hamburg, Germany; with full travel grant fellowship.

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Courses

1. Media, Culture and Society; Concepts of Communication; Development Communication; Advertising; News Gathering and Writing; and Editorial and Feature Writing, Television Journalism, Economic Process and Institutions

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

S.S.C, Adarsha Secondary Girls School
H.S.C, Keshabpur College
Honors, University of Dhaka (DU)
Masters, University of Dhaka (DU)

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

1. Kundu, P., & Tabassum, M. (2023). Harassed and hushed: Bangladeshi women journalists’ experiences of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications, 9, 1–18.

2. Kundu, P. & Bhuiyan, Md. M. H. (2021). Online Harassment of Female Journalists in Bangladesh: forms, Reactions and Consequences in S. Jamil, B. Coban, B. Ataman & G. Appiah-Adjei, Handbook of Research on Discrimination, Gender Disparity and Safety Risks in Journalism. IGI Publication, USA. DOI- 10.4018/978-1-7998-6686-2.ch009. Available at https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/online-harassment-of-female-journalists-in-bangladesh/267632

3. Hasan, M. & Kundu, P. (2021). Hip-Hop Music Activism: A New Phenomenon in Bangladeshi Popular Culture in H. Khondker, O. Muurlink & A. Ali Emergence of Bangladesh, Palgrave Macmillan, UK. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-16-5521-0_23

4. Habiba, U., Kundu, P., Rahman. Md. G. & Rhaman. M. (2017). Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh in the Context of Bloggers’ Killings. In E. Frey, M. Rhaman & H. El Bour, Negotiating Journalism Core Values and Cultural Diversities. Nordicom. Available at https://www.nordicom.gu.se/en/node/38814

5. Habiba, U., Kundu, P., Rahman. Md. G. & Rhaman. M. (2017). Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh in the Context of Bloggers’ Killings. In E. Frey, M. Rhaman & H. El Bour, Negotiating Journalism Core Values and Cultural Diversities. Nordicom. Available at https://www.nordicom.gu.se/en/node/38814

6. Research In-Progress
Jamil, S., Nermeen, A., & Kundu, P. (2024). Creating a Tech-Savvy News Ecology: Journalists’ Attitudes Towards Automated Journalism Practice in Egypt.  (In progress)

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

1. *Kundu, P. (2024). Affective Populism as a Mobilizing Strategy: The Case of Bangladesh at 74th Annual ICA Conference, Gold Coast, Australia. (Forthcoming: June 20-24, 2024)

2. *Kundu, P. (2024). Affective Populism in Social Networking Platforms: An Analysis on Bangladesh at American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) Conference- 2024, University of Texas Austin, USA. (Forthcoming: April 18-19, 2024)

3. *Kundu, P & Tabassum, M. (2023). Self-Censorship in Bangladeshi Journalism: A Study in the Context of the Digital Security Act at the 73rd Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference; Reclaiming Authenticity in Communication- 2023, (25-29 May 2023), Toronto, Canada.

4.
*Aman, H.S. & Kundu, P. (2022). Facebook Memes as Criticism: A Semiotic Analysis of Education Related Memes Posted by University Students in Bangladesh at International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference- 2022, Beijing. (Online)

5. *Kundu, P. (2022). Social Media Hate Speech in Political Communication: A Critical Analysis of Bangladesh at American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) Conference- 2022, University of Texas Austin, USA; with full travel grant fellowship.

6.

*Kundu, P., Tabassum, M., Haq, F. & Partha, S. B. (2022). Framing the Fragile: Identity Shift of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladeshi Media in 2017 and 2021, at the 105th AEJMC Annual Conference-2022, Detroit, USA.

7.

*Kundu, P. (2019). Digital Security Act- 2018 and Investigative Journalism at the 11th Global Investigative Network Conference- 2019, Hamburg, Germany; with full travel grant fellowship.

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Media, Culture and Society; Concepts of Communication; Development Communication; Advertising; News Gathering and Writing; and Editorial and Feature Writing, Television Journalism, Economic Process and Institutions

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024