Swapna M. Banerjee

Associate Professor

Location: 1127b Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2815
Fax: 718.951.4504

Swapna M. Banerjee, associate professor of South Asian history, researches on gender, domesticity, family history and class relations in colonial India. Her current research is on children and fathers in colonial India with special focus on fatherhood as a cornerstone of colonial patriarchy and masculine ideology. Her first book, Men, Women, and Domestics: Articulating Middle-Class Identity in Colonial Bengal (Delhi/New York: Oxford University Press, 2004) employs the lens of employer-servant relationships to examine construction of national identity in colonial Bengal. She has published in several edited volumes, in Paedagogica Historica, History Compass Journal and the Journal of Social History. Her grants and awards include Ethyle R. Wolfe Fellowship in Humanities (2013-14) and the Whiting fellowship (2008) for excellence in teaching from Brooklyn College. She is affiliated with PURAI: Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

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