Debalina Dutta

Visiting Fellow

National University of Singapore


Presentation Title: Retention of women in STEM organisations


Dr. Debalina Dutta is a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Communications and New Media in the National University of Singapore. Dr. Dutta received her PhD from Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University. Dr. Dutta’s research interests are in the areas of gender in science and technology and public engagement of science. She has published her work in the Journal of Engineering Education, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research and other reputed journals.


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Dutta, D. (2016). [Lead Article].Negotiations of cultural identities by Indian women engineering students in US engineering programmes. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 45, 177-195. doi: 10.1080/17475759.2016.1165727

Dutta, D. (2015).  Sustaining the Pipeline: Experiences of International Female Engineers in US Graduate Programs. Journal of Engineering Education, 104(3), 326-344. doi: 10.1002/jee.20077

Selected Conference Presentations

Dutta, D. (June, 2016). Lighting the dark space: Meanings of leadership for women in STEM careers. Paper presented at the 2016 International Communication Association Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

Dutta, D. (May, 2015). Sustainability as an identity construct: (Re) Crafting organizational identification for organizational immigrants. Paper presented at the 2015 International Communication Association Annual Conference, Puerto Rico, USA.

Dutta, D. & Kisselburgh, L. (June, 2014). Balancing (inter) cultural identities of patrifocality and liminality: Experiences of Indian women in U.S. engineering programs. Paper presented at the 2014 International Communication Association Annual Conference, Seattle, USA.

Dutta, D. (June, 2013). (Re) framing empowerment: Media portrayals of Indian women in STEM education. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of International Association for Media and Communication Research, Dublin, Ireland.

Dutta, D., & Kisselburgh, L. (May, 2013). Sustaining liminality: Experiences and negotiations of international women engineers in United States graduate programs. Paper presented at the 2013 International Communication Association Annual Conference, London, UK.