Dr. Sonam Mansukhani has served the academia for twenty-four years. She pursued her PhD in Sociology from the University of Mumbai on ‘Informal Relationships in formal organizations: Relevance of informal relationships to decision making in a structured organization’. She taught Sociology and Management Studies at Kishinchand Chellaram College, Mumbai for twenty years. She was a faculty for Management Studies, and also the coordinator for B.M.M. (Bachelor of Mass Media) in the same institution. In the last three years, she worked as Associate Professor and Chair, Summer Immersion Program at FLAME University, Pune. She taught courses in Sociology, Public Speaking and Debating Skills. As a faculty, FLAME University, Pune, she mentored students, advising them in academic and related matters. She also mentored students for research for the Discover India Program, guiding them on projects – ‘Tholpavakoothu: Shadow Puppetry in Kerala’ and ‘Qawwali’ in Delhi. She also mentored students for Graduation Projects in FLAME School of Communication.
She has also taken workshops in Public Speaking and Debating Skills at Harvard Model United Nations. She is the recipient of the Award for Teaching Excellence by the Indus Foundation, Indo-American Summit, 2016. She has presented papers at several conferences and has many publications to her credit. She was one of the keynote speakers at the World Education Congress, 2018. She also provided consultancy services to Xavier Institute of Social Research & Action for a project on ‘Denotified Tribes in Mumbai’.
Currently she is a member of the faculty at Anant National University, Ahmedabad. She has been teaching courses such as ‘Communication Skills’ and ‘Organizational Dynamics’ for UG students and the Anant Fellows. She believes that teaching cannot be a one-way traffic; reciprocal interaction is the key to an effective teaching-learning paradigm.