Ishani Banerji, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Practice in Marketing


  • Ph.D. Indiana University
  • M.A. Wake Forest University


Dr. Ishani Banerji joined the UTSA College of Business in 2015. She is an Assistant Professor in Practice in the Marketing Department. Before joining UTSA, she was the research director for the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.

She holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from Indiana University and an M.A. from Wake Forest University. Her key research interests are social influence, embodiment, and culture. Her research has appeared in the Washington Post, USA Today, and U.S. News, and she has written for the Huffington Post blog.

Research Interests

  • Social influence
  • Culture
  • Embodiment

Selected Publications

  • “Evidence-Based Recommendations for Designing Free-Sorting Experiments,” with S. J. Blanchard, Behavior Research Methods, forthcoming.
  • “Sowing the Seeds of Stereotypes: Spontaneous Inferences About Groups,” with D. L. Hamilton, J. M. Chen, D. M. Ko and L. Winczewski, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, forthcoming.
  • “Spontaneous Social Role Inferences,” with J. M. Chen, W. G. Moons and J. W. Sherman, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Vol. 55, 2014, pp. 146-153.