Roopali Mukherjee is Associate Professor of Media Studies. She is also a faculty member in the Film Studies and Africana Studies programs, and serves as Assistant Director of the Macaulay Honors College at Queens College.
Professor Mukherjee writes about race and American public culture. Her book The Racial Order of Things: Cultural Imaginaries of the Post-Soul Era was published in 2006 by the University of Minnesota Press. She is currently working on a second book on African Americans and consumer culture in the contemporary United States. She is also co-editing two scholarly anthologies: Undoing Leviathan: Multidisciplinary Readings of the State (with Professor Priya Jaikumar, Univ of Southern California) and Commodity Activism: Cultural Resistance in Neoliberal Times (with Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser, Univ of Southern California).
Professor Mukherjee teaches courses on news analysis, media and activism, political communication, and African Americans in film and television.