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Dipti Kulkarni

Assistant Professor, SBM, NMIMS

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  • PhD, IIT, 2012.
    Major: Language and Communication 
  • MCmS, University of Pune, 2004.
    Major: Communication Studies (Media Research) 
  • BCS, Modern College, University of Pune, 2002.

Academic, Government, Military and Professional Positions

Academic - P-12

  • Assistant Professor, MICA, Ahmedabad. (2014 - Present).

Academic - Post-Secondary

  • Post Doctoral Fellow, MICA, Ahmedabad. (2013 - 2014).


  • Researcher (Communication), Centre for Media Studies, New Delhi. (2004 - 2007).


Published Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Kulkarni, D. (in press). Self-repair in Instant Messaging Interactions. Journal of Creative Communications, Sage Publications.
  • Kulkarni, D. (2013). Exploring Jakobson's Phatic Function in Instant Messaging Interactions. Journal of Discourse and Communication, Sage Publications, II(2), 117-136.

Conference Proceedings

  • Kulkarni, D. (2015). Instant Messaging: The Medium and it's Discourse (pp. 209-229). New Delhi: Metamorphosis of New Media and Digital Culture, Lenin Media.

Presentations Given

  • Kulkarni, D., 14th International Pragmatics Conference, "Forestalling trouble through self-repair in Instant Messaging Interactions," Antwerp, Belgium. (July 26, 2015). 
  • Kulkarni, D., 13th International Pragmatics Conference, "A pragmatic account of phatic utterances," New Delhi, India. (September 13, 2013). 
  • Kulkarni, D., Metamorphosis of New Media and Digital Culture, "Instant Messaging: The Medium and its Discourse," University of Pune. (March 9, 2013). 
  • Kulkarni, D., 12 International Pragmatics Conference, "Phatic communion on instant messaging: A conversation analytic approach," Manchester, UK. (July 8, 2011).
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