| Falguni Mukherjee
Department of Geography and Geology
P.O. Box 2148
Huntsville, TX 77341
I was born and raised in India. After completing a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, I worked for various environmental engineering firms for few years and soon realized that my passion lies in research and teaching. And the pursuit for my passion brought me to Dallas where I received a Master’s degree in GIS from the University of Texas-Dallas. Thereafter I moved to Wisconsin to pursue a doctoral degree in the department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. After graduating, I joined the Department of Geography at Central Connecticut State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor for a year. I joined Sam Houston State University in fall 2010.
My research interest lies in the Social Construction of GIS and I primarily focus on the process of GIS spatial knowledge production by local government agencies. I have worked with Dane county officials in Wisconsin to explore the history of their GIS usage and its repercussions on their contemporary GIS knowledge production. I mainly use qualitative research methods in my work. Currently my research examines the process of GIS knowledge construction in a non-western context where I explore GIS use by urban local bodies in India and how their GIS spatial knowledge construction is shaped by the social, political and institutional norms of their setting.