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Swapna M. Banerjee

Associate Professor

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

Swapna M. Banerjee has been named the Endowed Chair in Women's and Gender Studies for 2016-18. Her research examines the intersection of gender, class, race, and ethnicity, with respect to women, children, servants, and other marginalized groups in South Asia. She just completed her monograph, Fathers in a Motherland: Imagining Fatherhood in Colonial India (forthcoming, Oxford University Press). Her book, Men, Women, and Domestics: Articulating Middle-Class Identity in Colonial Bengal (Oxford, 2004) employs the lens of employer-servant relationships to understand the construction of national identity in colonial Bengal. She has published in several edited volumes and journals. She was awarded the 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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