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Swapna M. Banerjee


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

Banerjee's research straddles related but distinct fields-women, caregivers, children, fathers, masculinity, domesticity,and family history. Her book Men, Women and Domestics: Articulating Middle-Class Identity in Colonial Bengal (OUP,2004) employs the lens of employer-servant relationships to understand the construction of national identity in colonial India. Her new monograph, Fathers in a Motherland: Imagining Fatherhood in Colonial India (OUP,2022) interrogates the connection between fatherhood and masculinity. Her works appear in many edited volumes and journals. On a fellowship from the Australian Research Council, she is currently working on a collaborative research project. It historicizes the traveling Indian ayahs and Chinese amahs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Banerjee was named the Endowed Chair in Women's and Gender Studies (2016-18). She is affiliated with PURAI: Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

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