Mahuya Pal

Associate Professor



Office: CIS 3036


Dr. Mahuya Pal is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication. She is currently the Editor of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, published by the National Communication Association.

Dr. Pal’s critical organizational communication research program examines social imaginaries articulated by underprivileged communities across the world in their organizations of struggle. She contextualizes her research within the twenty-first century concerns about ever-widening economic and cultural disparities and environmental degradation. Dr. Pal’s work specifically explores issues of marginality and imperial formations. Her research has been published in Human Relations, Communication Monographs, Communication Theory, Communication, Culture & Critique, Management Communication Quarterly and elsewhere. Her co-edited book entitled “Organizing at the Margins: Theorizing Organizations of Struggle in the Global South” received the Outstanding Book award from the Organizational Communication Division at the National Communication Association. The book presents organizations of struggle by disenfranchised members in the global South and brings forth a wide variety of organizational knowledge to think of a more equitable world. 

She has delivered a number of keynotes to the academic community and has presented her perspectives on issues of organizational power to the broader community.

Dr. Pal is the former chair of Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association. She serves on editorial boards of Communication Monographs and Management Communication Quarterly among others. She has served as associate editor of Journal of Applied Communication Research. 


Organizational Communication, Neoliberalism, Decolonization, Transnational Feminism


Organizational Communication